How Apple Moves Millions of Products Around The Globe Before Their Release
At one point, this question probably passed your mind. How does Apple move millions of handsets around the glove, before they are announced or released? Bloomberg answers that in a detailed article, about how Apple manages to move their products from the factories in Asia, to customers all around the globe:
The process starts in China, where pallets of iPhones are moved from factories in unmarked containers accompanied by a security detail. The containers are then loaded onto trucks and shipped via pre-bought airfreight space, including on old Russian military transports. The journey ends in stores where the world’s biggest technology company makes constant adjustments based on demand, said people who have worked on Apple’s logistics and asked not to be identified because the process is secret.
Tim Cook was the head of operations under Steve Jobs and was credited with growing and streamlining the manufacturing process for Apple, and the current VP of operations, Jeff Williams, ensures that Apple products make it from the supply chains, to your doorstep.
The iPhone 5c will be available for preorder on Friday, September 13th, and the 5s and 5c will be available in stores on the 20th of September.