An anonymous source has told MacRumors that Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5S and 5C models, which are expected to be unveiled at the next week’s special event, have started arriving in the U.S. The report also notes that the source is “reliable”, and claims that some of the next generation iPhones have already entered into the United States.
A number of photos of alleged iPhone 5C units in yellow and blue colours which surfaced yesterday, are believed to be taken from an initial shipment of 1.2 million iPhone 5C units, which was sent to the U.S. yesterday, notes the source. Other photos of packaged iPhone 5C units have also emerged in the past few days, further suggesting that the shipments may well be on their way. A packaged iPhone 5S however is yet to show up on the web.
As is not unheard of for the company, Apple is already beginning to stockpile units in the United States for quick distribution to carrier partners, other third-party retail partners, and its own channels. With the new iPhone hardware expected to be introduced at next Tuesday’s media event, Apple’s past history would suggest that the new models would launch in the U.S. and other first wave countries about a week and a half later, with Friday, September 20 being the most likely date.
So guys, getting excited yet?