China Telecom Plans to Offer iPhone 5 By Late November, Early December

Posted November 9, 2012 at 11:20pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 5822 views

China Telecom plans to begin offering the iPhone 5 in late November or early December, according to the WSJ.

State-controlled China Telecom, the country's third-largest mobile phone operator by subscribers, and bigger rival China Unicom Ltd. have been awaiting government approval to sell the new smartphone, which Apple released in September in the U.S. and other markets around the world. China's biggest mobile phone company, China Mobile Ltd., doesn't offer the Apple device.

Government officials haven't offered guidance on when the iPhone 5 might win final approval. But China Telecom Chairman Wang Xiaochu said Friday in a brief interview on the sidelines of the Communist Party's 18th Party Congress in Beijing that the phone should be by early December if not sooner.


China Unicom Chairman Chang Xiaobing was less confident that the device would be approved within that timeframe.

"We hope to offer it this year, but what I say doesn't matter," said Xiaobing.

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kelly mark - November 11, 2012 at 6:18am
Will this not mean that Apple copied the design of the Goophone I5 which was released before the iPhone 5.Currently iPhone 5 on the second hand market is very hot because of high demand. According to Movaluate analysis, AT&T iPhone 5 16G Black is the most popular among other variants which is about $800.http://blog.movaluate.com/2012/11/05/iphone-5-sales-behavior-on-the-second-hand-market/ I hope the factory unlocked iPhone will be available soon to stabilize the second hand market.
Brian - November 10, 2012 at 2:46am
Is that a Toyota logo?
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