The iPhone 5S has completed testing and Foxconn Technology Group is ramping up for production, according to the latest from Focus Taiwan. The company is looking to hire up to 90,000 workers at its Shenzhen plant as Apple is expected to release the next iPhone in September. Foxconn is already the world's largest contract electronics maker.
Orders from Apple are expected to make up 40 percent of the company's total sales in 2013, accounting for a quarter of Foxconn's revenue for the year. Although the Taiwanese manufacturer will be producing the iPhone 5S, its rival Pegatron has been chosen by Apple to produce the lower-priced iPhone 5C. The 5C is also expected to launch this fall.
While the iPhone 5C will feature a plastic back available in many colors, with similar hardware to the iPhone 5 inside, the iPhone 5S will be Apple's flagship smartphone. Besides rumors of a third color (gold), the iPhone 5S is likely to pack camera and processor improvements. In addition, there is new evidence the iPhone 5S will unlock via biometric sensor.
The iPhone 5S is rumored to feature a fingerprint-scanning home button, which would simplify the process of securing the device. Instead of prompting for a passcode entry, iOS 7 will ask the user for a fingerprint or thumbprint scan for access. The iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C could be released in early September.