Unmarked containers, Russian military transports and corporate doors. It all sounds like a plot for a summer blockbuster. But that’s how Apple manages to move millions of iPhones before launching new models. An article on Bloomberg goes into the detail of how Apple manages to move their stock from China into different parts of the world.
The 777s can carry about 450,000 iPhones and cost about $242,000 to charter, with fuel accounting for more than half the expense. Apple has used less conventional aircrafts to transport its gadgets in the past. Before the debut of new iPods last decade, Apple packed an old Russian transporter plane with the media players to get them to stores on time, said a person familiar with the flight.