Apple’s new iPhones dominating shipping capacity out of China, causing delays for other manufacturers

“According to several sources, Apple has already begun flexing its supply chain muscles by shipping so many units of upcoming devices from its manufacturing facilities to sales outlets that it is causing delays for other manufacturers,” Matthew Panzarino reports for 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,” Panzarino reports. “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.”

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This domination of FedEx and UPS shipment capacity “points to Apple’s hopes to sell an enormous number of devices in the holiday quarter,” Panzarino reports. “Creative Strategies analyst Ben Bajarin estimates (subscription required) that — provided it can make enough of them — Apple could sell in the mid-60 million iPhones in the holiday quarter.”

Read more in the full article here.

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  1. Ehm, I think they have bought out carrier route specifically for product launches so their wouldn’t be any issues with other services. Actually it’s cheaper. there was a story a while back that Apple is contracting Planes from Delivery contractors for such a massive shipment. So thinking that their iPhones will hold back other businesses I think is rather short sighted.

  2. All of China? Phones are just a small part of what China dumps on the world every day. There is no shipping issue. What new products that are announced o Tuesday will be available in the quantities that Apple has specified.

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