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TechCrunch is out with a late report this evening regarding Apple’s supply chain movements ahead of next week’s iPhone event. The outlet claims that it has once again taken over a majority of the shipping space out of China, likely to help move its new handsets.

In fact, Apple’s shipping volume is apparently so high right now, that it’s begun displacing shipments from other manufacturers. TC’s Matthew Panzarino says that shippers, such as FedEx and UPS, are so booked up, it’s causing delays for other major device makers.

This isn’t the first time Apple has flexed its supply chain muscles like this. It’s well known for its ability to roll out a large amount of products in a short amount of time, quickly moving them from manufacturers to distribution centers, to stores, and finally customer homes.

That being said, Apple certainly seems to be going all out this year. From the larger Flint Center venue, to the 2-story mystery building and the countdown timer posted on its website, it’s evident that next week’s keynote isn’t going to be your run-of-the-mill Apple event.

Among the things the company is believed to be announcing on Tuesday is a wearable device, which the media has been calling the iWatch, and of course the iPhone 6. The iWatch isn’t expected to ship until early next year, but the iPhone could be available by mid-month.


  • Merman123

    Among all those iPhones , one of them will be mine <3.

    • Shakur Ali

      And Mine 5.5 inch

      • Nick

        And soooo much bubble wrap

  • Riar Jotz

    Very much waiting 9 sep

  • Tim Farris

    same here i don’t care if i have to wait till October 20th

    • AppleFanboy

      I can barely wait 3 days for the keynote 🙁

  • Yunsar

    When will the iOS 8 GM be released for developers?

    • Shervin Tochahi

      9 September with public reales

      • Yunsar

        The public release is usually not on the same day as the announcement and the GM is usually released a few days before the announcement

    • Shervin Tochahi

      9 sep with public release

    • Anthony

      If they’re following the same pattern as the last few years the GM with be released on Sept 9 and the public release won’t be until the Wednesday of the following week. To be followed by the phones release on the Friday.

  • Andres

    Okay so does that mean that I can place my order now

  • Inseltraeumer

    Sick world

  • Chang in Charge

    I’m looking at the pic at the top of the post like Dayum that’s the one with all the iPhones … where will it land?!! I can’t wait!

    • Maxim∑

      Apple is probably building there own airport

  • JulianZH

    what i learned from my pass experience, never buy from the first shipment of iphone. i will wait until xmas.