Armed Guards on Hand as iPhones Land in the U.S.

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As you might expect for a major product launching on Friday, the iPhone has arrived stateside. According to AppleInsider, the much anticipated devices touched down over the weekend in a variety of locations. A bit more surprising is that Apple apparently had armed guards on hand to ensure a smooth arrival.

Awaiting the freight at each location on Sunday were armed personnel, who were reportedly hired by Apple through its courier’s ground handling agent and then cleared by the Transportation Security Administration. Armed guards are extremely unusual for freight coming out of the Asian sector, those familiar with the matter explained, and are typically reserved for shipments containing riches such as gold and diamonds.

Once on the ground, the iPhone shipments were to be broken down under the watch of the armed personnel, who would then observe the loading of the freight onto ground vehicles and become party to its transportation outbound.

You hear that? The iPhone is made of gold and diamonds! Will the magical features never cease?

Via Apple 2.0

2 responses to “Armed Guards on Hand as iPhones Land in the U.S.”

  1. WraithX says:

    There is something a little eerie about this, but I think it goes to show that it is highly likely that Apple is going to really make shockwaves in the mobile phone industry – I think in this case all of the hype is going to really pay off. Having said that – Apple may just be doing this to cause even more hype in advance of the launch – that is working too :)

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