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  • September 21st: The Critical Countdown for FedEx Begins


    While the package delivery business is commonly the craziest all year during the holidays, Christmas is coming early for FedEx. The venerable delivery service is said to be actively gearing up for a challenge not commonly seen so far out from the holidays.

    According to published reports Friday, all hands are on desk so-to-speak for Sept. 21st - the widely anticipated but still not confirmed release date for the new iPhone 5. As MMi reported Tuesday, Apple confirmed that it will show off the 6th generation smartphone next Wednesday.

    Presumably, the device will become available for preorders shortly after the press conference, with delivery coming on or around September 21st. Apple has a long and positive working relationship with FedEx - a relationship that will be powerfully constructive in the coming days.

    Early reports estimate that as many as 22-23 million iPhones may be sold between next week and the end of 2012. All told, that amounts to big business for Apple... and FedEx.

    Source: Venture Beat
    This article was originally published in forum thread: September 21st: The Critical Countdown for FedEx Begins started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 21 Comments
    1. bisayakid07's Avatar
      bisayakid07 -
      Can't wait ☺
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Maybe I missed something but where is Sept 21st coming from? Just a guess of availability I assume?
    1. fleurya's Avatar
      fleurya -
      Quote Originally Posted by feidhlim1986 View Post
      Maybe I missed something but where is Sept 21st coming from? Just a guess of availability I assume?
      "According to published reports Friday, all hands are on desk so-to-speak for Sept. 21st"

      Sounds like they're saying there are reports FedEx is bulking up on their personnel at that time, maybe even blocking out vacation days, but since they're not really saying that at all, it could be fake.
    1. Carvensno's Avatar
      Carvensno -
      I just might go to the store and buy one, went thru the mess of pre-ordering online at midnight last yr to get my new 4S at 8PM of 1st day availability LOL. went to the store to add my girlfriend on my account to use my iPhone 4 and talked to the ladies in there and they had plenty of new 4S's in stock of both colors and memory sizes. Guess AT&T learned from the iPhone 4 mess (lack of stock) and ordered plenty to have in stock. But then again? I didn't have FedEx making the delivery AT&T sent it via UPS.
    1. tridley68's Avatar
      tridley68 -
      Quote Originally Posted by bisayakid07 View Post
      Can't wait ☺
      Count me in for Two Phones

      this is worse than being a little kid on x-mas eve.
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Quote Originally Posted by tridley68 View Post
      Count me in for Two Phones

      this is worse than being a little kid on x-mas eve.
      Lol. Same here count me in. I'm gonna have to pay full price. Apple it better be worth it.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Carvensno View Post
      I just might go to the store and buy one, went thru the mess of pre-ordering online at midnight last yr to get my new 4S at 8PM of 1st day availability LOL. went to the store to add my girlfriend on my account to use my iPhone 4 and talked to the ladies in there and they had plenty of new 4S's in stock of both colors and memory sizes. Guess AT&T learned from the iPhone 4 mess (lack of stock) and ordered plenty to have in stock. But then again? I didn't have FedEx making the delivery AT&T sent it via UPS.
      I don't know...
      W/ the rumors of possible shortages and this being a new design, it's highly likely that stores will sell out fast. But...you might be right! We'll see in a few weeks!!!
    1. iLoveWindows&iPhone's Avatar
      iLoveWindows&iPhone -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      I don't know...
      W/ the rumors of possible shortages and this being a new design, it's highly likely that stores will sell out fast. But...you might be right! We'll see in a few weeks!!!
      Everyone, I mean EVERYONE massively underestimated the iPhone 4S release. The media and fanboys alike were very dissapointed with the unveiling, and yet it still managed to blow all expectations and records out of the water.

      As long as Apple doesn't......Wait...Actually...It doesn't matter what Apple does with the iPhone 5. It will be bought, and it will sell out, and the servers will crash, and the people will camp, and the droids will rebel, finally finding knowledge biting into their first Apple, and the mainstream media will be their to cover it all.

      "If you build it...they will come..." This famous line from the best baseball movie ever, has not only become a reality for Apple, but a law!
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by iLoveWindows&iPhone View Post
      Everyone, I mean EVERYONE massively underestimated the iPhone 4S release. The media and fanboys alike were very dissapointed with the unveiling, and yet it still managed to blow all expectations and records out of the water.

      As long as Apple doesn't......Wait...Actually...It doesn't matter what Apple does with the iPhone 5. It will be bought, and it will sell out, and the servers will crash, and the people will camp, and the droids will rebel, finally finding knowledge biting into their first Apple, and the mainstream media will be their to cover it all.

      "If you build it...they will come..." This famous line from the best baseball movie ever, has not only become a reality for Apple, but a law!
      HahHahaha!!! +1
    1. weazle23's Avatar
      weazle23 -
      so when the preorders start will i be able to buy one outright? or do i have to wait?
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Quote Originally Posted by weazle23 View Post
      so when the preorders start will i be able to buy one outright? or do i have to wait?
      Same question I have. No upgrades for me full price.
    1. weazle23's Avatar
      weazle23 -
      yea im using mine on straight talk so hoping can preorder no contract one
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Anyone preorder a 4s last year and were u able to buy it outright? I would imagine u could I can't see apple turning down that much money but hey apple does do weird things.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by mlee19841 View Post
      Anyone preorder a 4s last year and were u able to buy it outright? I would imagine u could I can't see apple turning down that much money but hey apple does do weird things.
      Last year, I was upgrading my phone w/ a pre-order and I wanted to buy 2 unlocked phones at the same time BUT the unlocked versions were not available for another month..
    1. weazle23's Avatar
      weazle23 -
      i dont really care if its unlocked. straight talk works on locked att phones. but jailbroke is another story. really tryin to decide between the 5 and the s3. going to see what specs the 5 have before i make final decision. but i promise if i go with the s3 i wont come back on here and act like some of the people lol
    1. vaughnfelix's Avatar
      vaughnfelix -
      aaaaagggghhhhhhh I can't wait!!!!
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Hopefully the jailbreak for it will be easy.... I know the gsm version will come faster. Hopefully we can enjoy that Verizon lte!
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by mlee19841 View Post
      Hopefully the jailbreak for it will be easy.... I know the gsm version will come faster. Hopefully we can enjoy that Verizon lte!
      Unless they find a vulnerability in iOS 6, the JB will prolly take a while. We haven't heard of an iOS 6 exploit, yet, and 'hopefully' that's on purpose so Apple isn't alerted of a breach.

      Judging strictly from history, though, if there was an exploit, we would've heard about it but since we haven't, we have to assume they haven't found one. Otherwise, they'll need to find a hardware exploit in the ip5 (which will take some time) and that still leaves all A5 devices out of the loop...
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      Unless they find a vulnerability in iOS 6, the JB will prolly take a while. We haven't heard of an iOS 6 exploit, yet, and 'hopefully' that's on purpose so Apple isn't alerted of a breach.

      Judging strictly from history, though, if there was an exploit, we would've heard about it but since we haven't, we have to assume they haven't found one. Otherwise, they'll need to find a hardware exploit in the ip5 (which will take some time) and that still leaves all A5 devices out of the loop...

      Your right. There hasn't been any talk about it at all. Well I'll be happy with the lte capabilities.
    1. thumper_net's Avatar
      thumper_net -
      Wont be sadly upgrading my iphone 4s i love apple products but like many people are fed up with the company , shame steve has gone as apple need a kick up the *** , and thinking just making the 4.3 screen to a 16.9 will wow people i dont feel this as no apps or games will display properly on it . I see alot of angry apple fans after the next iphone is released ,as the only way screen size should go is larger not longer