Apple Dominating Shipping Capacity Out of China with New iPhones

13 September 2014Apple

Speaking of Apple’s recent press event, Matthew Panzarino writes for TechCrunch about the sheer volume of Apple’s product shipments:

According to several sources, Apple has already begun flexing its supply chain muscles by shipping so many units of upcoming devices from its manufacturing facilities to sales outlets that it is causing delays for other manufacturers.

Apple shipments via major concerns like FedEx and UPS are said to be ‘incredibly high’ for the holiday quarter, pointing to a massive number of iPhones and whatever other units Apple announces for the fall season incoming. The company is apparently flooding its channels with devices, causing shipments for other ‘top tier’ device makers to be delayed to make way for Apple products.


A pilot (and MacRumors reader) has posted photos from inside a Boeing 747, showing what he claims are 195,000 iPhones 6 destined for Chicago.

Yep, that’s what I do. I fly stuff. Privileged to be a small part of the Apple supply chain. Just landed a 747 full of iPhone 6’s in Anchorage. Another crew will take the airplane on to Chicago. It’ll be on the ground at O’hare about 9am Sept. 15. I gave it a little extra gas coming over the Pacific, just to get them here a little quicker. You’re welcome :).