Apple holding separate iPhone unveiling event in China

Apple holding separate iPhone unveiling event in China
On September 11th, 9 hours after the Apple iPhone 5S and Apple iPhone 5C will have been introduced to the rest of the world, Apple plans on holding a separate unveiling in China. This could have something to do with reports that the Qualcomm radios inside the next-gen Apple iPhone will support China Mobile's proprietary TD-SCDMA network. This unique 3G pipeline has prevented Apple from having its smartphone offered to customers of the world's largest carrier.

Another possibility is that Apple will introduce the budget-priced Apple iPhone 5C and wants to introduce it in the region to show those who cannot afford a full-priced iPhone, that there is a variant of the device that could fit their budget.

If Apple can get it's iconic smartphone onto China Mobile's lineup, it could be a big deal, considering that the carrier has more than 1 billion subscribers. If Apple can convert 10% of those subscribers, that would be 100 million units which would add up to some serious dough for Apple.

As for when we might see the Apple iPhone 5S and Apple iPhone 5C launched in China, we recently passed along a report from China's First Financial Daily that said that the pair will be released in the country on November 28th. That is nearly 2 months after the expected September 20th launch of the devices in the states.


source: Sina.com.cn (translated) via TheRegister

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13 Comments

1. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

I want change in the screen Size

2. jeff_1

Posts: 105; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

iphone for china includes a semi conductor bomb.

3. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Plastic for everyone :-D , includes shockable chargers ;-)

4. ihatesmartphone unregistered

Introducing iPhone 5C-hina LOL!! XD

5. ihatesmartphone unregistered

Or iPhone 5C-heap LOL!! XD

8. Kurai unregistered

Or iPhone STFU LOL!! XD

6. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

"The new iphone C, is faster,lighter,thinner and colorful" lol i can already see this, in the keynote.. oh apple...

7. rdemon

Posts: 50; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

YAWN!

9. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Bringing round bubbles as IPhone iCons for China.

10. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

after all the buzz we now wait for the devices that represent what it means to be cool

11. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

lets hope the apple tv also features September 10

12. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Can anybody translate what's written on the Chinese event ?

13. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

5C vs the new Xiaomi beast and the answer becomes very clear.

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