Apple iPhone shipments begin arriving in U.S. under armed guard

“The first retail-bound volume shipments of Apple Inc.’s hotly anticipated iPhone device arrived successfully in the United States this past weekend, touching down quietly at a handful of drop locations just six days before the device is due to go on sale at nearly 2000 Apple and AT&T retail locations,” Kasper Jade reports for AppleInsider.

“Awaiting the freight at each location on Sunday were armed personnel, who were reportedly hired by Apple through its courier’s ground handling agent and then cleared by the Transportation Security Administration. Armed guards are extremely unusual for freight coming out of the Asian sector, those familiar with the matter explained, and are typically reserved for shipments containing riches such as gold and diamonds,” Jade reports.

Full article here.

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


  1. Any bets on how much iPhones will be going for on Ebay?


    Since the iPhone will ONLY be sold with a 2 year contract, I don’t think we will seeing much eBay activity.

  2. i dont think the 2 year contract is concrete as of this point in time.

    hopefully there will be a pre-paid version. but that will probably happen after the initial firestorm.

  3. Well, I’ve ‘being’ excited for the last 6 months. This week is going to be hellish!

    seriously man try to keep up. that should have read:

    “well, i’ve being exciting for the last 6 months. This week is being going to be hellish”

    much better …

  4. Someone needs to do an edit of The Italian Job movie with the part where the armored truck falls through the street, is broken open, safe cracked to reveal iPhones glowing in the dark.

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