iPhone 5 release date rumors: Apple’s next iPhone to be unveiled in June, Foxconn employee claims

When asked by a Japanese television channel, a Foxconn recruiter in Taiyuan, China, revealed that the iPhone 5 will be marketed in the month of June.

TV Tokyo’s “World Business Satellite” (WBS) show broadcast a report on Monday in which the recruiting officer announced that the company is heavily recruiting ahead of the iPhone 5 production.

“We’re looking for 18,000 employees…for the fifth-generation phone,” a Foxconn recruiter told the interviewer, as cited by AppleInsider.

“Is that because demand is high for the ‘iPhone 5?'” she asked.

“That’s right. It will come out in June.”

The report confirms rumors that the iPhone 5 will come out this summer and could be unveiled at the Apple Worldwide Developers Convention in June.

However, this also comes in contrast to other previous reports that suggest Apple’s future smartphone could arrive on the market in the fall, in September or October.