Apple is without question Foxconn’s largest and most important client. The China-based electronics manufacturing giant has seen its revenue skyrocket since it began building iPhones and iPads for Apple, and 2014 will seemingly be the biggest year yet for the iPhone, with two new models set to debut and as many as 80 million units on order.
Since the iPhone 6 and “iPhone Air” phablet comprise Foxconn’s most important project ever, the company isn’t taking any chances — the biggest of Foxconn’s big guns has been called upon to ensure that everything goes as planned.
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Digitimes on Monday cited multiple anonymous industry sources in reporting that Foxconn founder and chairman Terry Gou has personally been going to the company’s China-based factories to oversee preparations for iPhone 6 production. The head honcho is said to be ensuring that all new iPhone production lines are in “optimal condition” as mass-production nears.
The report also reiterated that total next-generation iPhone orders in 2014 could amount to between 70 million and 80 million units, and it says Foxconn will produce 70% of all 4.7-inch iPhone 6 models as well as 100% of the 5.5-inch iPhone phablets on order this year.