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FedEx Planning for 'Surge Volume' Event September 21-24, Coinciding with Rumored iPhone 5 Launch Date

MacRumors has received word that FedEx is making preparations for a "surge volume" event during the period of September 21-24, coinciding with rumors of an iPhone launch in the United States and several other countries on Friday, September 21. While neither Apple nor the iPhone 5 has been specifically mentioned as the source of the surge for FedEx, the iPhone 5 is expected to be introduced at next Wednesday's media event, and a launch nine days later would be in line with several past product debuts.


As revealed in the notice, FedEx seems to be limiting employee travel and training around this period, making sure as many workers as possible are on hand to deal with the surge of shipments. The carrier is generally Apple's primary shipping partner for U.S. orders, although Apple will sometimes use other carriers such as UPS during times of heavy demand.

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26 months ago
This surge is actually due to me. I'm Christmas shopping a little earlier than usually -
Rating: 14 Votes
26 months ago
lol...we're even down to the shipping carrier now?
Rating: 8 Votes
26 months ago

lol...we're even down to the shipping carrier now?


You haven't been watching these releases that closely then. The folks in this forums should be tracking cargo planes any moment now...
Rating: 8 Votes
26 months ago
WOW! It sounds like there might be a new iPhone launched later this month! :eek::eek::eek:


Next up.... "STARBUCKS prepared for surge in late-night coffee drinkers waiting in line overnight for new iPhone"
Rating: 7 Votes
26 months ago

My iPhone 3 has basically melted.


That's a feature built by Apple to kill off their outdated phones :D
Rating: 5 Votes
26 months ago

Is this really front page news?


It's iPhone season. Yes, it is.
Rating: 4 Votes
26 months ago
Wooow, this just proves that the world literally revolves around the launching of new iPhones! Ridiculous how popular they are!!! :apple:
Rating: 3 Votes
26 months ago

These rumors are like heroin. Just a little bit more please!!!!



I like the FedEx driver, because he’s drug dealer and he don’t even know it. And he’s always on time!

-RIP Mitch
Rating: 3 Votes
26 months ago

You haven't been watching these releases that closely then. The folks in this forums should be tracking cargo planes any moment now...


I love the cargo plane tracking! Lol
Rating: 2 Votes
26 months ago
As long as FedEx's employees don't do this:




to my iPhone 5, then I'm cool.
Rating: 2 Votes

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