188 Containers Ship to North America for Apple

dolo

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Interesting read here: http://www.tuaw.com/2008/05/23/could-electric-computers-be-the-new-iphone/

An unusually-large shipment of 188 mysterious containers has arrived in North America from Apple's manufacturing partners in China. The contents? "Electric computers," a term that Apple has never before used on its customs declarations. Additionally, 67 of the containers were destined for Canada, landing in Vancouver, BC.
These containers are not to be confused with Apple's regular flotilla of shipping destined for the west coast. Typically, those containers are labeled as having "desktop computers" inside on their customs forms.
ImportGenius.com speculates that each container could contain up to 40,000 units of new iPhones.
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That means potentially there's 7.25M phones in the 188 containers.

Yes...I can't wait.

Regards,
dolo
 

themanofthedark

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its a slang term for crack.

sorry, had to.


who would check Apple for crack trafficking though, think about it.
 

kokogirl

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I wish I was better at math. I think a 40' container has about 65 cubic meters of usable space (it may be 67-I forget). And then I could figure out how big an iPhone box will likely be based on current iPhone box size. Then a bunch of those small iPhone boxes will be in some larger boxes, and all those large boxes piled into the container.

188 containers is a lot of stuff!

Anyone else like math more than I do?
 

wrhutch

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I wish I was better at math. I think a 40' container has about 65 cubic meters of usable space (it may be 67-I forget). And then I could figure out how big an iPhone box will likely be based on current iPhone box size. Then a bunch of those small iPhone boxes will be in some larger boxes, and all those large boxes piled into the container.

188 containers is a lot of stuff!

Anyone else like math more than I do?
The rumor I heard was that they aren't going to be in boxes like last year.
 

gotpancakes

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only future events will tell....
im actually more excited to hear something like a tablet mac thing than a 3g iPhone
 

imantoo

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iPhone packaging:14.5x9x8cm
~ 1000 iPhones m3 w/ current packaging
188 containers
20ft container: 33m3
40ft container: 67m3

so... 6.2 - 12.6 million iPhones, depending on shipping container size if they pack each container full.
 

acosmichippo

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i'm guessing they mean 188 of these.



i'd love to do the math, but i have to be up in 4 hours...
 

kokogirl

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i'm guessing they mean 188 of these.



i'd love to do the math, but i have to be up in 4 hours...
Yes, those containers. I just got a 40' container of parts to make more things to sell this past Friday. Well, not me personally. No iPhones, though. Just parts of parts.

I am sure that Apple is using 40' containers, or 40' HC (high cubes). It costs almost as much to transport a 20' container as a 40'.
 

kokogirl

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yup.. and those containers run about three grand a pop.. so that just over half a million to ship some sexy 3G and goodies etc..
Probably closer to $4,000 with import duties that are usually paid with the shipping charges. But I do not know the rate of tax on electronic items.