iphone 6 production
Reports suggest that Apple is preparing for a production push for the iPhone 6 next month.

Apple partner manufacturer Foxconn is set to hire 100,000 workers in a production push for the iPhone 6 in July, according to reports.

Taiwan's Economic Daily has cited sources familiar with the matter to claim that both Foxconn and fellow supplier Pegatron will be ramping up production next month, in what would be the biggest job creation boom in mainland China in recent memory.

It is believed that Foxconn will be producing around 70% of the smartphones and Pegatron will be producing 30%.

Apple is widely expected to release two models for the iPhone 6: a 4.7in smartphone and a 5.5in phablet-style device. A recent slip by a German mobile network suggested that the release date will be 19 September.

Rumours surrounding Apple's latest smartphone have so far included wireless charging, NFC and speculation of a companion smartwatch.

Other more left-field rumours have included weather sensors, a solar-powered screen and mechanical shutters.