As teams start to send iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPad Air orders to consumers on launch day, Apple has released a rare collection of photographs from inside its top-secret distribution facility in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
According to Apple, the warehouse ships orders made throughout Canada and the East Coast of the US and also provides the inventory for Apple Stores.
Apple has also posted pictures of the UPS Worldport in Louisville, Kentucky, the company’s international air hub, where logistics staff members are seen unloading air freighters and getting ready to transport goods across the world.
The photos provide a view of Apple’s facilities, showing trays of iPhones and iPads ready to be chosen, wrapped, and sent as well as pallets of gadgets piled high on shelves, despite the fact that much of the distribution centre is kept locked away.
Staff members review orders, print shipping labels, and set up devices for their subsequent voyage to be delivered to clients at workstations equipped with iMacs, where they package orders.
Once before, for the launch of the iPhone X in 2017, Apple and UPS allowed cameras inside their air hub to capture images of products moving along conveyor belts as the devices prepared to reach their customers, as well as Apple’s ultra-top-secret pre-order ‘War Room,’ a plain-looking location in Sunnyvale, California where the Apple Retail team gathers on pre-order day to prepare Apple.com and the Apple Store app for the influx of orders.