Apple is Shipping So Many iPhones It's Causing Delays for Other Manufacturers

Apple is Shipping So Many iPhones It's Causing Delays for Other Manufacturers

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Apple is shipping so many new iPhones that it's causing delays for other manufacturers, reports TechCrunch.

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.

This isn't the first time Apple shipments have affected its competitors, logistics exec John Martin tells Businessweek.

“Apple began innovating on the nitty-gritty details of supply-chain management almost immediately upon Steve Jobs’s return in 1997. At the time, most computer manufacturers transported products by sea, a far cheaper option than air freight. To ensure that the company’s new, translucent blue iMacs would be widely available at Christmas the following year, Jobs paid $50 million to buy up all the available holiday air freight space, says John Martin, a logistics executive who worked with Jobs to arrange the flights. The move handicapped rivals such as Compaq that later wanted to book air transport.”

As predicted, it looks like Apple will have a huge fourth quarter. The company is expected to unveil two new iPhone models, a wearable device, and possibly a new iPad Air on September 9th.

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Apple is Shipping So Many iPhones It's Causing Delays for Other Manufacturers

Neither for me - September 6, 2014 at 6:29pm
You know after all it's true that, all the other brands are moving on up, and apple is the only one going backwards. I agree, no more apple gor me niether.
Technology hipsters - September 6, 2014 at 6:32pm
What is so true if they win awards then? No more best of technology for you, you're all too young and mainstream for them anyway.
Nuck Chorris - September 9, 2014 at 5:40am
Since you love awards so much, will you leave this site if I send you an award? It'll read "The most annoying pro - apple troll ever".
Nuck Chorris - September 9, 2014 at 5:42am
It might get delayed though, it's coming from China via air - mail.
Luce Bree - September 9, 2014 at 10:53am
Tell that to the defensive cum leaker who keeps cuming back bragging against apple on a site that sounds like apple material. Now that's troll for ya.
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