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3G iPhone arrived already in Millions via Container Shipments?

May 24 2008, 12:45am CDT | by

3G iPhone arrived already in Millions via Container Shipments?
 
 

ImportGenius is a U.S. Customs Database search company and it looks like they have a "Genius" in marketing. On a new blog entry on their site they analyzed U.S. Customs data to identify the possible shipments of 3G iPhones from Asia to the United States.

Apparently Apple important millions of units of a product declared as "electric computers" starting in mid-March from Quanta. If it is the 3G iPhone is just a guess, it could also be a new product category - maybe the rumored Apple MID.
ImportGenius sells access to search of the Customs Automated Manifest System (AMS).
I could not actually find any information on why it is allowed to search these shipping records for competitive intelligence.
More details on the ImportGenius site. Via MacRumors.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
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