On Friday we reported that Apple's two main iPhone OEMs Foxconn and Pegatron have started to stock up on iPhone parts as they prepare to start production. Today the supply chain news is reporting that a subsidiary of Pegatron by the name of Protek in Shanghai is also ramping up their hiring in preparation for entering into iPhone production in August. The hiring will continue through to October and reach 40,000 workers. A second news source is claiming that the hiring between Pegatron and Protek could go as high as 100,000 workers.
The new iPhones will be launched in September and global shipments will reach 25 million units in the third quarter and 50 million units in the fourth quarter, the report cited local retail channels as indicating.
The second report adds that the 4.7" iPhone will offer 1080P display resolution and the larger 5.5" iPhone will offer 2K levels. While the reports hints that Apple will introduce wireless charging, there's been no other report on record to date that would support or confirm that latter specification.