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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. While neither Apple nor the iPhone 5 has been specifically mentioned as the source of the surge for FedEx, 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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As revealed in the notice, FedEx seems to be limiting employee travel and training around this period, making sure as many workers as possible are on hand to deal with the surge of shipments. The carrier is generally Apple's primary shipping partner for U.S. orders, although Apple will sometimes use other carriers such as UPS during times of heavy demand.

Article Link: FedEx Planning for 'Surge Volume' Event September 21-24, Coinciding with Rumored iPhone 5 Launch Date
 

daneoni

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Mar 24, 2006
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lol...we're even down to the shipping carrier now?
 
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CausticPuppy

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May 1, 2012
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WOW! It sounds like there might be a new iPhone launched later this month! :eek::eek::eek:


Next up.... "STARBUCKS prepared for surge in late-night coffee drinkers waiting in line overnight for new iPhone"
 

steviec

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Apr 25, 2009
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This surge is actually due to me. I'm Christmas shopping a little earlier than usually -
 

tann

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Apr 15, 2010
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Wooow, this just proves that the world literally revolves around the launching of new iPhones! Ridiculous how popular they are!!! :apple:
 

Blorzoga

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May 21, 2010
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I just hope Apple's servers are up to the "surge volume" of online orders they're going to receive the minute ordering opens. I spent about two hours clicking and reclicking the last time the iPad went on sale. For that matter, AT&T better get its act together as well since there will be verification needed from their end.
 

rockyroad55

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Jul 14, 2010
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Wooow, this just proves that the world literally revolves around the launching of new iPhones! Ridiculous how popular they are!!! :apple:

You should see the news outlets too. I remember news trucks coming out to interview those that were in line during the wee hours of the morning.
 

CaryMacGuy

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Oct 2, 2006
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lol...we're even down to the shipping carrier now?

These rumors are like heroin. Just a little bit more please!!!! Next we are going to see a report on how Apple has contracted with a company to make sure all the windows are washed thoroughly in all the Apple stores.

One thing that hasn't really come to light is any advertising rumors. Remember back in 2008 when the filming of the iPhone 3G causes all kinds of frenzy in the rumor community.
 

Craiger

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Jul 11, 2007
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I would have thought they would be doing more work leading up to the 21st instead of after. Something more like 19-21. I guess that's why I am not a logistics expert.
 

duaneu

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Jun 19, 2010
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I remember at the iPhone 4 launch 2 years ago, the FedEx tracking site got crashed by anxious iPhone customers hitting refresh every 30 seconds.
 

chris001

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Jan 31, 2008
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Wooow, this just proves that the world literally revolves around the launching of new iPhones! Ridiculous how popular they are!!! :apple:

No, it doesn't.
You are on an apple rumor website. Do you expect them not to report on this?

That's like going to a star trek website and having them report on a new movie coming up...

Though, I do agree that Apple is a big player in the world market. But, most people could care less about the new launch
 
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