Is This China Mobile’s iPhone Launch Date?
It appears that Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) long-rumored deal with China Mobile (NYSE:CHL) may soon be announced. A recently leaked image posted on China’s CTech website shows a China Mobile promotional poster that advertises a November 11 launch date for Apple’s iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.
The poster also indicates that Apple’s new iPhones will be compatible with China Mobile’s 4G network. The TD-LTE versions of Apple’s iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C have already been licensed for use on the country’s 4G network, but China Mobile is still waiting on an operating license from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
Although other leaked images of China Mobile posters advertising iPhones have already emerged online, this is the first poster to include a specific launch date. According to Ctech, the poster also notes that the 4G network will have a top speed of 100Mbps, which is 10 to 20 times faster than the 3G network.