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Apple builder hurries to ship unknown packages

updated 05:25 pm EDT, Thu June 5, 2008

Apple receiving iPhones?

One of Apple's principal manufacturers is shipping large quantities of an unknown item in advance of the former's WWDC conference on June 9th, Forbes suggests. The magazine notes that in May, Quanta Computer began shipments of a number of unidentified packages, through a port in Oakland, California and a distribution center in Fremont. More importantly, according to Forbes, a substantial amount of packages left the center Wednesday night, with as many as four trucks arriving for pickup during a single 20-minute span.

While Quanta was also preparing to ship iMacs out from the facility, the trucks were covertly loaded with plain brown boxes, bearing no form of easy identification whatsoever. These boxes were kept in close proximity to those for the iMacs, and staff at the facility refused to discuss the contents. "No, no," said one employee, in response to questions about whether the boxes held new iPhones. "If so, I'm not at liberty to discuss it."

If Apple intends to announce new iPhones at WWDC before a late June launch, as believed by many analysts, it would have to already be in the middle of shipping stock to its retail stores, as well as AT&T's. The two corporations have hundreds of stores across the US, and would be likely to sell tens of thousands of units within the first few days of a new phone's availability.






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  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +4

    Paparazzi

    This is such a weird form of stalking.

    Comment buried. Show
  1. Sphincty

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -17

    First Post!!

    Wuzzup Nizzle!

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  1. Sphincty

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -11

    Darn!

    I was beaten. I'm going to sink into a deep depression! Help me!

  1. dmsimmer

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    More fun

    I'd rather read this than see Angelina Jolie breast feeding twins. Wait..I'll be back...

  1. Feynman

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    What is this

    world coming to when they are using a plain brown box to ship a package?

  1. bigpoppa206

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    (going to my happy place)

    Angelina Jolie breast-feeding....

  1. Constable Odo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Just a little bit of pee

    is starting to trickle. Oh, the excitement from seeing a whole stack of plain brown boxes which could contain just about anything from iPhone T-shirts to iPhone posters as give-aways. Maybe they contain nothing at all and are just being used as a diversion for the real secret shipments.
    How about imagining each box contains eight iTablets. That's a fairly exciting RUMOR to spread around.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Red: Just a little

    Bear in mind they may not contain anything iPhone related, and, in fact, may not even be for Apple.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    those aren't iPhones

    Those are definitely Macs, not iPhones. Apple ships most Macs in an additional plain, brown cardboard box covering the glossy actual box, and they look just like that. It's hard to tell the scale in the photos, but if I had to guess those are iMacs (they might be MacBook Pros or MacBooks, but they look a little bit too big). All Apple Retail stores are getting a s***-ton of all of these these right now as back-to-school time is ramping up.

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