New iPhones reportedly arriving in U.S. ahead of announcement

New iPhones reportedly arriving in U.S. ahead of announcement
The official invitations have been sent out for Apple's event that will take place next Tuesday, September 10th in San Francisco. The assumption is that the event will be to announce the new iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C. And, surprisingly, a new report says that Apple's new devices have been shipped and are arriving in the U.S. a week ahead of the announcement.

This is a bit odd for a couple of reasons. First, the general consensus is that the new iPhones will not be made available for purchase until September 20th, which means the shipments are coming in over two weeks ahead of that launch. That may not be too strange in general, but when you take into account that Apple's CEO Tim Cook has his background in supply chain, and prides himself on cutting down how much stock is on hand at any time. 

According to a supposedly reliable source for MacRumors, Apple shipped as many as 1.2 million units of the iPhone 5C to the U.S. yesterday. There has been no word about any iPhone 5S shipments yet. Maybe this means the 5C will launch before the 5S? We'll find out next week. 

source: MacRumors

Related phones

iPhone 5s
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1570 mAh(10h 3G talk time)
iPhone 5c
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1507 mAh(10h 3G talk time)

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18 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The new model looks 100x cheaper than it did before... September 10th is just a week away.

2. androidornothing

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Nice!!!!! Talk about quality......you can get a Nexus 4 build with quality materials for $200. But Apple will price this so called "cheap" iPhone at like $400. Way to Go

4. 1113douglas

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 04, 2013

yea right. i rather have a nexus 4 than the iphone 5s

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I rather have a device with a more stable OS that actually just works.

11. blingblingthing

Posts: 940; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Seeing ios 7 is still in beta. You are taking the Android 4.3 device? I'm impressed.

12. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

You mean works with glitches and stolen tech from android? Gotcha

13. rdemon

Posts: 50; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Why can't I give you a thumbs down. What do you get when you get "crap" and "apple" in one word. C'mon say it with me know.

18. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

You come up with that one all by yourself?

15. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Android definitely just works perfectly stable.

14. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

so many plastic iPhones in that picture

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 30960; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

9-10 hurry up. Lets rock apple

5. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

A ton of plastic garbage lol

6. GTR722

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

It looks like a child or toy Phone...WTH Apple ???

8. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

be nice if they made the front panel the same color as the back/side... moto/android is more customizable..

9. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

nice phone apple

10. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

Wow you all bashing apple but have no words about the entire cheap galaxy line with tons of battery recalls, screens that overheat and don't forget the flimsy battery covers. Lol

16. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

I have words... Battery recall? you mean the galaxy s2 from 2011? not sure of any other galaxy with " tons" of recalls Screens that overheat? doesn't even make sense. do you mean that the device is working hard and generating heat and you feel it in the screen? makes sense, considering the screen helps to wick heat away from the processor. quad core, cutting edge processors with cutting edge operating systems tend to work and play pretty hard, what's the issue? flimsy battery covers...jeez. they wear out our get scratched? your carrier's repair store probably has 5-10 spare battery doors laying around. I'd say its a different story with an iPhone, considering they SHATTER and cost far more than a nickel to replace

17. Lakuta1978

Posts: 64; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

yeahhh...go apple......^^

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