Bloomberg is reporting that Apple's suppliers will begin producing larger versions of the iPhone in China next month.
Apple is ramping up production of iPhones with 4.7 and 5.5-inch screen sizes, which may be shipped to retailers around September, the report said.
Apple is expected to release a device with a larger screen, to fend off Samsung phones with much bigger displays that have proven popular.
Hon Hai Precision Industry will recruit over 100,000 people in mainland China to produce the newest iPhone from Apple, Taiwan's Economic Daily News reported on Monday.
Pegatron Corp will also expand its workforce in one mainland factory by 30 percent, in response to expected high demand for the new iPhone.
Apple is also expected to release a new 12-inch MacBook Air sometime next year. Dirigitime.com's sources in Taiwan claim that the ew device will enter mass production in the third quarter at the factories of Quanta Computer.
The 12-inch MacBook Air features some design changes such as the battery and the internal layout, while its industrial design will be similar to its existing counterparts using an unibody aluminum chassis, the sources detailed.