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First iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Shipments Reportedly Land on U.S. Soil

Apple's first iPhone 6 and 6 Plus shipments are already landing on U.S. soil, reports CCAonline (via iPhone in Canada). According to the report, the first cargo pallets have been transported to Chicago in two "special cargo" batches from Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport via China Southern Airlines.

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Shipping manifests show the cargo weighed a total of 93 tons and was broken into two parcels, one weighing 14.5 tons on September 6 and a second one weighing 78.5 tons on September 10. MacRumors had previously heard similar word that shipments would be beginning late last week as Apple begins staging units at central locations before distributing them around the country for launch.

As a very rough estimate based on the device weight supplied by Apple, these parcels could hold approximately 720,000 iPhone 6 units or 540,000 iPhone 6 Plus handsets. Apple is reportedly paying up to 200 million yuan for the freight in what may be a single-day shipment record for China Southern freight.

This shipment is one of many Apple has planned in the coming weeks with the company supposedly booking much of the available cargo shipping space coming out of China. Apple supposedly has a stranglehold on outgoing shipments, forcing some smaller manufacturers to delay the transport of their products out of the Asian country.

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26 months ago
What would have been nice would be some iPhone 6 and especially 6+ models on display in Apple Stores today ahead of the preorder to give us the chance to really see the size differences.
Rating: 27 Votes
26 months ago
Whew

For a second there I thought it was a Malaysian Airlines flight!

...Too soon? :confused:
Rating: 25 Votes
26 months ago

Do they ship cargo on A380's?


I love that pic for the article. Makes me imagine each iPhone 6 having its own little window seat on the journeyÂ… :D
Rating: 11 Votes
26 months ago
iPhone 6 takes flight

iPhone 6 flying to US.
Rating: 11 Votes
26 months ago

You guys do realize that's not the ACTUAL plane that it came in on right?


Don't ruin the magic!
Rating: 10 Votes
26 months ago
OMG! My 128GB iPhone 6 Plus is here!! My baby's at the airport!!! :: leaves work two hours after coming in ::
Rating: 9 Votes
26 months ago

What would have been nice would be some iPhone 6 and especially 6+ models on display in Apple Stores today ahead of the preorder to give us the chance to really see the size differences.


Yes! Then we wouldn't have to make crude paper mockups to test in our pockets :D
Rating: 9 Votes
26 months ago
Quick! Someone take a picture of them laying in the grass!!
Rating: 8 Votes
26 months ago

You guys do realize that's not the ACTUAL plane that it came in on right?


Of course it isn't. Each iPhone is flown over individually via private jet on a solid gold platter draped in satin.
Rating: 8 Votes
26 months ago

Dude, that's not a cargo aircraft. That's a passenger-carrying A380. As far as I know, Airbus has not made a cargo variant of the A380 yet.


you must be really fun at parties :)
Rating: 7 Votes

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