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,” Eric Slivka reports for MacRumors.

“While neither Apple nor the iPhone 5 has been specifically mentioned as the source of the surge for FedEx,” Slivka reports, “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.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Surge volume. These go to eleven.