Screenshots show Apple iPhone 5s being tested for China Mobile
Just last week, a leaked poster ad for China Mobile showed 3G versions of the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c. And in perhaps the strongest proof that the 750 million customers on China Mobile will soon have the option of purchasing the iPhone, screenshots showing the Apple iPhone 5s being tested on China Mobile's 4G LTE network were leaked. The Apple iPhone 5s supporting China-Mobile's TD-LTE network, has allegedly passed through China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. The MIIT is similar to the U.S. FCC.
But as we told you last month, while the phone might have receive approval from Chinese regulators, China Mobile is still awaiting approval to turn on the switch to its 4G LTE service. Despite no official word that the carrier has received the green light, published reports say that China Mobile has started taking pre-orders for LTE service. Additionally, another published report shows screenshots of the 4G LTE services being offered by the Guangdong provincial affiliate of China Mobile. It all adds up to a launch soon of the Apple iPhone on the world's largest carrier. This is such a huge deal for both sides that we would expect a media event to take place when this becomes official.
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The Apple iPhone is being tested for China Mobile
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source: CTechCn.com (translated) Cellular-News, TechinAsia via UnwiredView
1. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4595; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
I don't know if China's consumers will like iPhone 5S as a phone, but I think that they should like gold colour of iPhone 5S. As far as I know gold and red colours plays important role in their culture. :)
3. promise7 (Posts: 223; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)
Don't you worry your little head about it, they'll enjoy their iPhone's.
4. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4595; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"Don't you worry your little head about it, they'll enjoy their iPhone's."
I'm pretty sure that Apple's management team says exact same sentence every year before releasing the same iPhone. :D
6. rusticguy (Posts: 2810; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Really? Has apple released a 5inch iPhone already?