Tracking the 3G iPhone by sea

Import Genius, a site that tracks shipments of goods entering the U.S., has some data that lends credibility to the release of Apple's 3G iPhone next month.

Import Genius, a site that tracks shipments of goods via container ships entering the U.S., has some data that lends credibility to the release of Apple's 3G iPhone next month.

Apple Inc's most recent shipment of the new products, Bill of Lading # HLCUSHA0803FTFR8, arrived at the port of New York on the Vessel NYK Delphinus on May 17th. That shipment contained 504 cartons, weighing 7140 kg, of the vaguely described "electric computer."
Where Quanta sent all previous shipments to Apple--including 828 ocean containers of "desktop computers" since March--through a subsidiary, the new products were exported in Quanta's own name. The change may reflect heightened secrecy surrounding the new products.

See also:

AT&T upgrades 3G as iPhone waits in the wings

iPhone shortage hits NYC

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