“Apple Inc has invited Chinese journalists to an event in Beijing on Sept. 11, just hours after it is widely expected to unveil its newest iPhone models in the United States, Chinese media reported on Wednesday,” Reuters reports.
“The event would mark the first time that the company has held near-simultaneous briefings in the United States and in China, the world’s biggest mobile phone market,” Reuters reports. “The event has fuelled speculation that Apple may announce a long-awaited deal with China Mobile Ltd, which is the world’s biggest mobile phone company by customers and the only one of China’s big carriers that does not have an agreement with the U.S. tech giant.”
Reuters reports, “Some analysts, however, said Apple was likely to unveil a new product at the event and cut the months-long waiting time Chinese consumers have had for the latest iPhone. ‘I think the primary purpose of the event will be for a new product launch,’ said Sandy Shen, a research director with consultancy Gartner in Shanghai. ‘Though an announcement with China Mobile is possible… I won’t hold my breath.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: After more than enough calm, brace yourselves for a helluva storm!
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Carl H.” for the heads up.]