Yesterday, Apple officially announced a press event at the company’s headquarters in Cupertino on September 10th, where the company is expected to unveil its rumored iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S. Now, Apple has scheduled another event in Beijing, China, on September 11, and has sent out invites to the Chinese media. The invite looks almost the same as the one sent to US press.
China is one of the biggest smartphone markets in the world. In the past, a number of rumors pointed out that Apple to trying to work out a deal with the world’s largest carrier, China Mobile, to sell the iPhones in China. If everything goes as planned, it could make Apple the largest smartphone manufacturer in China as well. The special event in China is a good sign that Apple has worked out a deal with China Mobile who will bring the new iPhones to almost 700 million subscribers.
In the past, Ming-Chi Kuo mentioned in a report that Apple is manufacturing a TDD-LTE iPhone that will work with China Mobile’s networks. It seems his prediction might be correct, and we might see a new era for Apple devices in China.
Rather than make assumptions at this point, let’s just wait a few days for the official event and see what Apple has planned for its users. The company is expected to unveil the low-cost iPhone 5C that will replace the iPhone 5 and will offer users the same set of features. On the other hand, the refreshed iPhone 5S is expected to be a major upgrade with an A7 chip, alleged fingerprint scanning technology, 128GB storage space, and a gold/champagne color option.
Stay tuned to AppleTell we lead up to the event on the 10th.