Apple disrupting Chinese supply chains: Report

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There are so many shipments of Apple's new iPhone (and potentially other new products) coming out of China, that other manufacturers are experiencing shipping delays, according to TechCrunch.

Citing several sources, the website reports that Apple "is apparently flooding its channels with devices, causing shipments for other 'top tier' device makers to be delayed to make way for Apple products."

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Not only does this massive wave of shipments hint at Apple's impending offerings, but it also points to the company's "hopes to sell an enormous number of devices in the holiday quarter," TechCrunch writes.

Read the original TechCrunch report here.

—By CNBC staff