“An administrative assistant at a top U.S. [customs] brokerage firm that handles Intel and Apple’s ocean/air accounts has informed the iPhone 5 News Blog that ‘something big is about to happen,'” Michael Nace reports for The iPhone 5 News Blog. [The sources said:] “‘Recently my team and I have been getting A LOT of protocol from Apple lately, and I can tell you there is something big getting ready to happen. Whether or not it’s the iPhone I’m not at liberty to say, but the paperwork has definately beefed up, and I’m positive it’s not MacBooks or iPads. Nothing has been flown out, but they are definately getting everything in order for customs and the FCC, I can tell you that.””

“The ‘protocol’ that the source is referring to is the routine in which a particular business runs and sets up its paperwork before going to audit or customs. UPS, in addition to being one of the world’s top delivery companies, is also is the world’s largest [customs] brokerage firm, which means that they assist big companies with their shipments that come for overseas and handle their accounts as well as helping customs,” Nace reports. “Basically anything that you order that comes from overseas goes through UPS brokerage firm and then onto customs and then finally to your door.”

Nace reports, “I asked her repeatedly about how she said she was ‘not at liberty to say’ what the Apple documents revealed to her, seeking clarification as to whether she really meant that she ‘cannot say’ because she is not sure. However, she reiterated that, ‘she is not at liberty to say,’ and repeated that the documents she has worked on reveal something other than new MacBooks or tablets.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: At this point, take with many grains of salt.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Trevor7578” for the heads up.]