Now before you start thinking correctly that Microsoft doesn’t build the Xboxes themselves, they do have to manage production and the supply chain. That sort of thing is exactly what Microsoft is now hiring for. Though the listing is now closed, it did include that “The Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Information and Services (MSCIS) Finance team is growing rapidly”.
While an estimated 10,000 dev kits have already been produced and distributed, once they commit to construction details quickly become set in stone. We’re not likely to see a full reveal until next year’s E3 but there’s plenty of time before that for some juicy leads, so keep your fingers crossed.