Pilot flying the new iPhone into the U.S. does his part to launch the phone this Friday

Pilot flying the new iPhone into the U.S. does his part to launch the phone this Friday
With 4 million Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus units pre-ordered, a large number of these handsets can be found in various stages of getting shipped, every day. One person, who flies freight for a living, was behind the controls for a shipment of 195,000 iPhones from China to Alaska. These units will eventually make their way to Chicago.

The shipment weighed in at 256,000 pounds. The phones are covered by a tarp, and are then loaded inside the plane. China Daily posted a picture of a different plane getting loaded with Apple's iconic smartphone, and in that photograph the devices are covered in a similar fashion. For those in Chicago waiting for their Apple iPhone 6 or Apple iPhone 6 Plus to arrive, you should be pleased at the efforts made by the pilot to land a little bit earlier than scheduled.




source: MacRumors, ChinaDaily via RedmondPie

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57 Comments

1. wilsong17 unregistered

Oh wow you want a cookie or something... how come no other manufacturers get this special coverage...

3. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

we know why lol

7. KonaStang4.6

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Because as iPhone owners we pay a "premium" remember ?

8. wilsong17 unregistered

Premium for what exactly "child labor"

9. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

They pay a premium yes, but he never said they get anything for that premium (which they don't).

12. KonaStang4.6

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

So what you're saying is that all the companies that you buy everything from companies that keep labor documents and statistics for their overseas operations ? I'm sure that EVERY company that contracts overseas has COMPLETE control of labor practices of companies in OTHER countries. If you're implying that Apple supports child labor then you are quite ignorant. Of course in other countries they do what they want, and I'm sure that those kids that pose as adults to get jobs in those countries aren't making it any better.

47. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Child labor? Apple don't do that. Do you remember that Samsung has a case for child labor last July. Don't make yourself innocent, LOL!

13. slh163

Posts: 140; Member since: May 19, 2014

yeah..coverage like this make feel like that iphone gonna have the cure of cancer or something like this. really PA! get reel

46. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Please proof read your own comment before clicking the submit button.

54. willytbk

Posts: 252; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

and you still read it and put a comment in this post ? YEAHHH...Lol

32. jackwong64

Posts: 60; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

Any other manufactures could sell 4 millions in 24hours? And Apple is still taking order for next shipment. Moreover, other than Samsung, who can catch up with Apple for the smartphone production?

38. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

it's called iPropaganda. this isn't news

45. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

Because no other launch for a device all on the same day across all carries usually. HTC One's and Samsung all launch across different days in a month. Not mention demand at launch isn't usually as high as Apple.

49. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

They are shamesung.... For example: Korea will launch the Note 4 in Oct 19 China will launch the Note 4 in Oct 26 Europe wiil launch the Note 4 in Nov 5 UK will launch the Note 4 in Nov 10 Middle East will launch the Note 4 in Nov 15 US, Canada will launch the Note 4 in January, February, March 2015. Something like that when samsung will launch any of there flagship phone.

48. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

I don't want cookie. I want Apple pie.

2. naittosan

Posts: 243; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Nice done

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31616; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Hurry up with the ones bound for Vegas. 128 gig gold plus, and a 64 gig gold 6.

19. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

You gona get the Note 4 too??

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 31616; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nope, passing on it, and keeping my Note 3.

23. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

Why?? To me, the note 4 realy seems like a health upgrade from note 3, than the 6 is from the 5s!!

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 31616; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I just don't feel it's a big enough jump, to ditch my N3. I'm good.

5. jphillips63

Posts: 253; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Really? Who says there are iPhones under those tarps? You guys are really pathetic at delivering stories that you have no clue about. There could be ISIS hidden in under there as far as we know.

6. wilsong17 unregistered

Let it be... I can't wait to see the story about iPhone 6 problems but iPhone arena won't cover any of those

10. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

They will (kind of have to even if they don't want to), but they'll make excuses for each and every one of them.

39. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

iPublicity is what this called

11. Derekjeter

Posts: 1557; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Haters like this looser (Wilsong17) complaint about PA only covering Apple but yet your still here posting. Go home bro. Apple pays the bills everywhere!

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31616; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Got em!!!

35. wilsong17 unregistered

Awesome is that all are you done fanboy.. you must be especial

50. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Haha! What do you call to yourself for samsung iDroid fans. Deal it, accept it and Let It Go, Let It Go....

14. KonaStang4.6

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

I have yet to find one single person who constantly hates Apple who can answer these questions: Why do you care if others spend money on what they want ?, and finally if someone does spend money on a phone with specs that are considered outdated, how does it affect you ?

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