DNP  Pegatron increases workforce by 40 percent, adds more grist to Apple rumor mill

Whenever a company involved in making Apple products adds to its workforce, the internet is flooded with "cheap iPhone" and "iWatch" stories. The latest event to perk up the rumor mongers is Pegatron, which announced that it'll be hiring 40,000 more workers in China for the second half of 2013. During an investor call, company president Jason Cheng predicted that revenue from "communication products" would increase by 16 percent between July and December -- so hopefully he's seen something on his order book to make him that confident. That said, the only solid fact we have is that the company has stated it'll be producing Haswell-powered laptops for a variety of companies, but we won't let that stop you staring at your wrist and hoping.

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