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The week started with reports that Foxconn has announced a wave of hiring which is seen as an indicator that production for the next iPhone is starting.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the company has hired 10,000 people a week at least since the end of March 2013 in its factory in Zhengzhou, central China, which produces iPhones.
In addition, a Bloomberg report states that Foxconn had ceased to hire new staff from the month of February, probably due to low sales of the iPhone 5.
A rumor posted by Vietnamese site Tinhte.vn also points to the presence of a 12-megapixel sensor capable of shooting in low-light conditions in the next-gen iPhone.
The integration of a fingerprint sensor, which is reportedly meant to make a difference for Apple on the smartphone market, will drive Apple to work with several Taiwanese companies, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said.
French site Nowhereelse.fr posted images of what is claimed to be the front camera for the next iPhone. The pictures present a front-facing camera that seems noticeably different from the same component found in the iPhone 5, as well as a second component with an unknown function.