Yesterday, Apple sent out invites to its press event that will be held in Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino on September 10 and will begin at 10 AM Pacific Time. The company also sent out invites to press and journalists in China for a separate event scheduled on September 11 in Beijing China. The company is expected to announce the much-rumored iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S at the press event along with the next generation iOS 7 operating system. Now, a new report claims that Apple has begun shipments of the new hardware into US ahead of its launch on September 10.
The report emerges from MacRumors, citing its reliable sources that Apple has started shipping iPhone units in US for distribution among the supported carriers, retails stores and for its own sales channels. The device will be officially unveiled on September 10 with the expected release date for major markets after a week and a half on Friday, September 20.
MacRumors has learned from a reliable source that the company has already begun shipments of at least some of the new hardware into the United States.
We saw a number of leaks and retail packing of the device in the past. A Chinese blog, C Technology, also mentioned on Weibo that Apple has shipped almost 1.2 million units of the alleged iPhone 5C to the United States. If you have any doubts about the authenticity of the blog, you should know that they have shared a number of leaks and photos of the alleged iPhone 5C and its packing.
Let’s just take this rumor with a grain of salt. Now, we know that there will be an Apple event on September 10 where the company is expected to unveil its iPhone lineup. Stay tuned and we will share any information we can get on the upcoming iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S.