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Is this the next-gen Apple iPhone for China Mobile?

Is this the next-gen Apple iPhone for China Mobile? has a picture on its web site that could be the next generation Apple iPhone for China Mobile. The handset runs an unannounced baseband software, version 06.10.01, which dovetails with the idea that the unit supports China Mobile's 3G TD-SCDMA network. Back in June, we reported that China Mobile would be offering the Apple iPhone 5 this September.

Recently, we passed along a story that Apple COO Tim Cook was meeting with officials from China Mobile about offering the device to the worlds largest mobile carrier. A picture claimed to show Cook and his contingent in the lobby of an office building where the meeting took place. Even though Apple's touchscreen phone is available in China only through the much smaller China Unicom, over 4 million users of the handset are using China Mobile's network to run their iPhone at 2G speed.

Unless a careless Apple employee manages to drop an Apple iPhone 5 on a bar floor again, this might be the best look we get at the next generation iPhone for a few weeks.

source: (Translated) via BGR

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