A unit of electronics maker Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. has started production at a temporary workshop in China (http://www.totaltele.com/view.aspx?C=3&ID=457566) as it prepares to build a permanent plant nearby to make iPhones for Apple, the Xinhua News Agency reports.

More than 500 employees are working on a rented production line, with construction scheduled to start later this month on the permanent $100 million plant. It will be owned by Hon Hai unit Futaihua Precision Electronics (Zhengzhou) Co.