Pegatron Gears Up for iPhone 6 with Staff Hirings, Q2 Production Slated

Taiwan-based Apple supplier Pegatron, the assembler of the iPhone and iPad has reportedly started to gear up for the iPhone 6 by opening up new factory space and recruiting new workers, Reuters reports, citing Taiwanese publication the Commercial Times:

Taiwan’s Pegatron Corp, which assembles Apple Inc’s iPhone and iPad, is opening up new factory space and recruiting workers in China to meet orders to manufacture the new iPhone 6, Commercial Times reported.

Production would begin in the second quarter, the newspaper said on Tuesday, citing sources which it did not identify. It did not give a timeline for when the phone would arrive in stores.

The Pegatron facility in Kunshan on the outskirts of Shanghai would be the factory opening up new space for the next generation iPhone.

Back in January, The China Post reported Pegatron had alleged won half of iPhone 6 orders from Apple. The report also claimed Pegatron citing a positive outlook for its 2014 revenue, with expectations it could increase by $31.5 billion compared to its previous operating year.

The Commercial Times report says Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, the parent company of Foxconn would be the other primary assembler of the iPhone 6, which many expect to debut with a larger screen.