Washington: As the bigger screen handsets are setting the trend of smartphones, Apple is eyeing to joining the bigger screen smartphones category with its upcoming device Iphone 6.
Apple is reportedly increasing the number of supply chain managers as well, in an effort to fend off criticism regarding working conditions at supplier factories developing iDevices. According to the WSJ, Apple’s operations staff in China currently has more than 600 employees. “Apple Inc. is hiring hundreds of new engineers and supply-chain managers in China and Taiwan as it attempts to speed up product development and launch a wider range of devices,” the WSJ reports. “People familiar with the matter said the Cupertino, Calif., company is hiring engineers from rival smartphone maker HTC Corp. and other Taiwanese tech firms to build up teams in Shanghai and Taipei.”
The publication also reiterates that Apple plans to launch two larger-screen iPhone’s this year. Based on rumors so far, one would sport a 4.7-inch display, while the other would join the phablet party with a 5.5-inch or larger screen.
Apple has yet to officially confirm plans to launch larger iPhone’s this year