21 March 2019

Dec 18 tipped for China Mobile-Apple announcement, paper says

China Mobile Ltd. (00941.HK) is expected to unveil a deal for Apple Inc.’s 4G handsets, the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, on Dec. 18, Beijing Business Today reported Monday, citing an unsourced screen capture showing an advertisement by the carrier promoting Apple’s 4G handsets and inviting subscribers to make a reservation. Many analysts have said it’s only a matter of time before China Mobile announces such a deal because the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has already granted 4G access licenses for the 4G TD-LTE-compatible iPhone 5s and 5c. The carrier is also hosting a partners and developers conference on Dec. 18, and is expected to roll out its new business platform called He {和}, the Chinese character for harmony, the report said.

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