New teaser fuels China Mobile iPhone rumors

New teaser fuels China Mobile iPhone rumors
There have been fairly constant rumors that Apple has been working on a deal that would bring the iPhone to the world's largest mobile carrier - China Mobile. The rumors had assumed that a deal would be announced in time for the iPhone 5s and 5c launch last month. That didn't come to pass, but a new teaser is bringing back those rumors.

Of course, in true rumor fashion, there is little about the teaser put out by China Mobile that points to Apple in any way. The teaser itself only refers to the launch of China Mobile's 4G service that is planned for November 9-11. The question about Apple comes because the generic devices used in the teaser look like iPhones. To be clear, they don't look like modern iPhones, but rather look like a generic iPhone 3G. 

But, the real proof of something being on the horizon is that some China Mobile stores have begun putting up iPhone posters ahead of the launch. And, Apple has made sure to get regulatory approval for its new iPhones to run on the TD-LTE network that China Mobile is about to light up. So it certainly seems true, and it would be big for Apple by opening up the company to the carrier's approximately 740 million subscribers. 

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)



1. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

It's great that they will have access to that ginormous market, but they need to price it better in all honesty. I don't think anyone but the top 5% of that market will be able to afford the current rate, unless phone subsidies in China are better than the US. But I guess even that top 5% is massive enough to make money left right and center with no remorse.

3. Sauce unregistered

Exactly though. It's like asking Mercedes to price their cars better for China.

2. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Weird, I thought they were already for sale in China. But I guess now it is through a carrier.

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