(Yicai Global) Sept. 18 -- The first batch of Apple Inc.'s [NASDAQ:AAPL] new iPhones, made in Xinzheng General Bonded Zone in Henan province's Zhengzhou city, have been shipped out, China National Radio announced.
Zhengzhou Customs told reporters that from Sept. 9, when Apple started to deliver its new iPhones, to Sept. 14, it supervised a shipment of 1.18 million new iPhone 8 Plus handsets, 902,400 of which were bound for overseas. The remainder was shipped to domestic markets after declaration and clearance through customs.
To ensure a smooth customs process for the new handsets, Zhengzhou held multi-party coordination meetings with airport authorities, supplier Foxconn Technology Co. [TPE:2354] and logistics companies to optimize the process from warehouses to sea and airports. Zhengzhou Customs temporarily upped its service to 24-hours-a-day in order to meet demand for the large batches of the phones without causing delays.