Launch of Apple iPhone 5S and Apple iPhone 5C three months away in China

Launch of Apple iPhone 5S and Apple iPhone 5C three months away in China
Chinese business paper First Financial Daily had some bad news to pass along to its readers on Friday morning. Apparently the Apple iPhone 5S and Apple iPhone 5C won't launch in China until November 28th. The delay is due to the handsets' lack of approval from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

The report also notes that the Qualcomm radios inside both phones will support China Mobile's proprietary network which up to now has kept the iPhone off of the world's largest carrier. The buzz around the water cooler is that Apple and China Mobile will come to an agreement near the end of this year that will allow the iPhone to be offered to the huge number of customers on China Mobile's rolls.

The Apple iPhone 5S is expected to be the top-shelf "premium" version of the handset, with the Apple iPhone 5 slotted as a mid-range model. The new Apple iPhone 5C, with multiple color choices and done up in plastic, will be the budget priced version of the iPhone. September 10th is when we expect to see Apple take the wraps off its new phones with the actual U.S. launch rumored to take place September 20th.

According to First Financial Daily, the Apple iPhone 5S will be priced at 5,599 yuan ($915 USD) and the Apple iPhone 5C will cost 3,399 yuan ($555 USD).

source: FirstFinancialDaily (translated) via BGR

Related phones

iPhone 5s
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1570 mAh(10h 3G talk time)
iPhone 5c
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1507 mAh(10h 3G talk time)

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6 Comments

1. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Good thing they're inexpensive and will be a huge success. Still, dollars in numbers of sales when you have that many will be good, but all that good Idk.

2. google-apple

Posts: 34; Member since: Jul 19, 2013

Any news about launch in India???

3. lhtbinh1909

Posts: 94; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

over 900 bucks for a phone, sound really PREMIUM.

6. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

At that price, I'd expect it to do more then just make calls on that postage stamp sized display. Apple has gone to McDonald's.

4. 1113douglas

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 04, 2013

sorry nobody cares! NOTE 3 ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You seem to care much more than you say you do because you took the time out of your life to click on the article, scroll down, and post a comment. P.S. Your account was posting spam earlier, in case you didn't know.

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