Concept iPhone 5 by ciccaresedesign. Photo: AFP
Apple has always been secretive when it comes to the launch or features of its upcoming products - a marketing tactic which keeps the buzz alive among tech enthusiasts.
If rumours are to be believed, the company is gearing to launch iPhone 5 in June this year. Earlier a report in January had hinted to a summer release but a new TV report almost confirms this.
"The new iPhone rumor comes via a television report by TV Tokyo in which a Foxconn factory worker is captured on video telling a Chinese questioner that the company is looking to hire 18,000 new workers to prepare for the release of the iPhone 5 in June", reports PC Magazine.
The reports have also given a twist to Tim Cook's recent visit to the Foxconn factory, with many speculating that the visit might have been related to the release of iphone 5.
But with Apple it is hard to tell, what will happen. Last time when reports of an impeding iPhone 5 were doing the rounds, Apple stumped everyone by releasing a mere update of the iphone 4 named iPhone 4S.