According to a report from TechCrunch, Apple has booked a high amount of shipping space out of China as the company prepares to launch the iPhone 6.
Apple’s shipping volumes are so high that they have displaced their competitors’ attempts to ship during the fall.
Apple shipments via major concerns like FedEx and UPS are said to be ‘incredibly high’ for the holiday quarter, pointing to a massive number of iPhones and whatever other units Apple announces for the fall season incoming. The company is apparently flooding its channels with devices, causing shipments for other ‘top tier’ device makers to be delayed to make way for Apple products.
One other manufacturer was reportedly told by shippers that they couldn’t meet some deadlines because they were booked up servicing a ‘very important customer’.
Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 6 at an event planned for September 9. The company’s next-generation smartphone is rumoured to come in two display sizes, a 4.7-inch model and a 5.5-inch model.
The company is also expected to announced their long-rumoured health and fitness-focused iWatch. Several rumours predict that Apple’s wearable device may not ship until early 2015.