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Here’s a look at 200,000 iPhone 6s on a 747 on their way from China

Published Sep 15th, 2014 1:15PM EDT
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Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are selling like hot cakes, as the company has just announced that a record 4 million combined iPhone 6 versions have been preordered in the first 24 hours, further confirming previous reports of record sales. Apple is said to be doing everything it can to make sure it has enough iPhone 6 units on hand at launch, with recent reports having revealed that the iPhone maker might have booked all the available air cargo from China to U.S. for a couple of weeks. A pilot of one such plane has decided to post images of a massive iPhone 6 shipment on MacRumors’ forums, saying that the first iPhone 6 boxes are already arriving to the U.S. – a story late last week revealed that the first maritime iPhone 6 shipments have reached the States.

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“Yep, that’s what I do. I fly stuff. Privileged to be a small part of the Apple supply chain. Just landed a 747 full of iPhone 6’s in Anchorage. Another crew will take the airplane on to Chicago. It’ll be on the ground at O’Hare about 9am Sept. 15. I gave it a little extra gas coming over the Pacific, just to get them here a little quicker. You’re welcome,” goforblacksky, the purported pilot, wrote on the forums, in a thread titled “I just flew 195,000 iPhone 6 & 6+ from China to U.S.”

The pilot also posted a couple of images showing him nest to the precious iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus cargo, available below.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.