Current iPhones sold by China Telecom only accept SIM cards issued by the carrier because the devices only support the carrier's CDMA2000 and 2G CDMA network. With China Telecom unlocking the device, subscribers can use LTE and put China Telecom in a position to compete with other carriers in the region. This news also indicates that Apple could be making a single version of each iPhone model for the Chinese market.
China Telecom has since deleted the post from their Weibo account.
The rendering you see in the ad below were posted on Bechance earlier last month. What do you think of these renders versus what we've seen from the leaks?
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