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