China Mobile exec says carrier will offer iPhone 5 in September

“China Mobile Ltd , China’s largest mobile carrier, is expected to offer Apple Inc’s popular iPhone on its network from September, a local newspaper reported on Friday,” Kazunori Takada reports for Reuters.

“The paper said the iPhone will likely be offered on a 4G service,” Takada reports. “Rival China Unicom is the only operator in China, which has 886 million mobile phone users, to offer the iPhone so far.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

14 Comments

    1. The implication that the iPhone will be offered with 4G service means only the 5 qualifies. I’m not sure though with 4G having so many disparate standards whether the new iPhone will incorporate any of the technology.

      1. From what I understand: they’re going to have to pretty much create a phone for the Chinese market, due to their homegrown network. So, it could be an iPhone 1, technically…

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