Taiwan's Pegatron Corporation, which is a key player in the assembly Apple iPhones and iPads, is gearing up to manufacture the new iPhone 6.
The Commercial Times reported that the Taiwanese manufacturer has opened up a new factory space on the outskirts of Shanghai at Kunshan. Along with the new facility, Pegatron is also in the midst of a reported hiring spree to meet the coming iPhone 6 orders.
The newspaper claims this burst of activity is to prepare for the iPhone 6 production, which should begin soon in the second quarter according to sources the paper would not identify. The report also did not specify an exact timeline for the release of Apple's new flagship handset.
In addition to Pegatron, Hon Hai Precision Industry (otherwise known as Foxconn) will be another main manufacturer, the Commercial Times said.
Things are shaping up
This isn't the first time we've heard early reports that about iPhone 6 production. Previous, Taiwanese newspapers reported that the chip manufacturers behind the iPhone 6's A8 mobile processor were also planning to ramp up production for the second quarter season.
With everything we know about the new iPhone, Apple seems to be pulling all the stops to make version 6 the smartest phone yet with a new array of sensors. Paired with the new built-in Healthbook app and the iPhone 6 is shaping up to be a fitness oriented smartphone that will connect directly with the iWatch.
But there's still more we don't know about the iPhone 6 including what type of screen the smartphone will have. Earlier it seemed as if Apple's new handset might get tougher than Gorilla Glass sapphire crystal display, but those rumors were quickly squashed by other sources saying the iWatch would actually receive the harder glass.