Apple dominates cargo market ahead of iPhone 6 launch

Shipments of new iPhone causing delays for other manufacturers.
Photo credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images
Photo credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images

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Ahead of tomorrow's launch of the highly anticipated iPhone 6, TechCrunch reports that Apple has booked such a high amount of shipping space out of China, it has disrupted competitors in their attempts to secure shipping for Q4 of this year. 

Shipping companies have reportedly been advising competing manufacturers that they cannot fulfill their deadlines for distributing their devices because they have already been booked by another customer, rumoured to be Apple.

Such impact on the logistics industry is not unusual for Apple; MacRumors reported in 2012 that Apple bought up shipping space in high volume ahead of unveiling its iPad 3 and moved the devices to distribution centres around the world before the official launch, leaving competitors scrambling for cargo space.

It is rumoured that Apple's new iWatch will also launch on September 9, adding to the spike in export traffic expected from the production city of Zhengzhou, China.

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