“Some time before midnight in New York (1 p.m. Beijing), China Mobile’s (CHL) Beijing reservation website switched to attached image, strongly suggesting that the world’s largest mobile carrier — with more than 750 million subscribers — was getting ready to offer Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone 5S for sale,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune.
“When an AppleInsider reader named Jeffery snapped the first screenshot, the visitor counter displayed the number 3,004. By 6 a.m. Eastern (7 p.m. in Beijing) — six hours later — the counter hit 17,525 and was increasing at the rate of one every two seconds,” P.E.D. reports. “Whether those numbers represent reservations or just page views is not clear. ”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Jersey_Trader” for the heads up.]