Apple is gearing up for the biggest iPhone launch, well, EVER. According to reports, Foxconn – Apple’s manufacturer – is tipped to be landing a contract to build some 90 million iPhone 6 units. And that’s just for 2014. And in order to build these 90 million units, Apple supplier Foxconn has taken on an additional 100,000 workers. Similarly, Pengatron – another key Apple supplier – is also thought to be bulking up workers in order to meet iPhone 6 demands which are predicted to suppass levels seen in 2013 for the company’s iPhone 5s.

A launch is expected on September 12. Here we’ll see the handsets for the first time, learn about Apple’s plans for the future and get official confirmation about the iPhone 6’s pricing, specs and features. This event is also likely to be the launch pad for the commercial release of iOS 8.

“Mass shipments of the iPhone 6 from China to the United States are expected to occur during the last two weeks of August and it is likely that Apple will announce the iPhone 6 during the first or second weeks of September.” according to the always-reliable Mac Rumors.

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