Breaking: Apple continues to work on new devices and software. That's the message that can be gleaned from two separate reports published by Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal Monday morning. Both publications cite people "familiar with the situation" to report that Foxconn plants in China have been hiring workers for the next-generation iPhone, which is expected to be released later this year.
"We have been very busy recently as we will start mass-producing the new iPhone soon," said an unnamed Foxconn executive speaking to the WSJ.
According to the two publications, Foxconn has been adding 10,000 new assembly line jobs a week since the end of March, though the company would not comment on how many extra workers it typically needs for iPhone production. Neither outlet offers any new details about the device or devices to be produced—recent rumors have suggested that Apple may be working on multiple new phones (including one lower-cost iPhone).