Watch Shipments??

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by mitch718, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. mitch718 macrumors newbie

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    When Apple ships products for launch from China, are they first shipped through Anchorage before they come into the lower 48?

    If so, there have been a number of FedEx flights from Anchorage to Memphis (FedEx HQ). Could this be the first wave of shipments coming into the US?
     
  2. blatch macrumors member

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    No.
     
  3. Goldfrapp macrumors 68040

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    Yes.
     
  4. Pinksteady macrumors 6502a

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    It begins.
     
  5. mitch718 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. BillyTrimble macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe yes, maybe no. Anything is possible or impossible.
     
  7. Goldfrapp macrumors 68040

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    Remember that Apple products are not the only thing FedEx ever delivers from China to the States. It happens every day, every hour.
     
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  9. Goldfrapp macrumors 68040

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    How shakespearean of you.
     
  10. lax28 macrumors regular

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    Maybe it's the watches, or maybe the new MacBooks that launched on Friday, and are being delivered this week.

    Either way we are not getting our watches until 4/24 or later...even if they are already here in the US, Apple will hold them until the :apple:Watch launch date.
     
  11. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    Schrödinger's plane. Until you see the cargo hold, the plane is both carrying and not carrying  Watch orders.
     
  12. dedufour41 macrumors regular

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    Well it's certainly not cats coming from China.
     
  13. specik macrumors 6502

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    When I've ordered other Apple products in the past that China, they do usually pass through Anchorage. Although if our watches were in a shipment, we'd have tracking information--even if it were part of a pallet of watches. Unless they are staging watches in the US and then shipping them from here as a point of origin.
     
  14. CodeSpyder macrumors 6502a

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    Remember, Apple also ships iPhones and iPads from China.
     
  15. Teach4 macrumors 6502

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    Every time I have ordered anything from Apple, and gotten a tracking number you can track its entire journey. So wait until you get your tracking number. I'm still waiting on a TV that has been on back order for several weeks now. I am not wasting time trying to figure out where it is right now, I'm waiting for a tracking number.
     
  16. 3rdiguy macrumors 6502a

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    Lol!
     
  17. RiddlaBronc macrumors 6502a

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    Dont they arrive at a hq hub somewhere in Kentucky from anchorage?
     
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    YES. They also go through there to get to Hawaii.
     
  20. cmichaelb macrumors 68020

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    Memphis is their main sorting hub.

    But you have to remember, FedEx ships something like 16 million packages a DAY. They move packages from China all the time.
     
  21. Flow39 macrumors 68000

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    I check the order status once, maybe twice a day, but seriously. Just wait until you get a tracking number.
     
  22. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    Not all flights go Anchorage and then Memphis. Often times, for the West Coast, FedEx flies straight from China to Oakland.
     
  23. Apfpilot macrumors regular

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    It depends. ANC is often used as a tech stop for cargo flights from Asia to the U.S. Fedex though with the 777F can now easily bypass ANC direct to MEM or IND but generally that is for higher priority cargo. When the 777F came online they were able to push back cutoff for overnight Asia-US. So depending on demand they might dedicate a single 777 to the transport, they may use a single MD-11 with a tech stop in ANC to MEM they could use multiple dedicate of either type or they may just put them in where the space is available.
     
  24. jk4lebron23 macrumors 65816

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    Depends if it is FedEx or UPS.

    UPS is Louisville
    FedEx is Memphis

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    *nods head and pretends i understood all of that* :D:p
     
  25. urda Suspended

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    Dude what are you smoking? Apple ships via UPS from China and yes it goes through Anchorage, and then heads for UPS Worldport in Louisville, KY.

    You need to do a little research before you post wrong answers on here.
     

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