A couple of months back Apple finally received the regulatory approval it required to put its new iPhones on China Mobile’s homegrown TD-LTE network. With the big regulatory hurdle out of the way, many figured that it was only a matter of time before the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c were launched on the world’s largest mobile carrier. A purported screenshot of China Mobile’s pre-registration page for the new iPhones have been leaked online, adding weight to the recent confirmation from China’s official news agency that iPhones are going to be launched on China Mobile come December 18th.
It was reported last week by China’s official news agency that on December 18th China Mobile will switch on its commercial 4G services under the He brand, and apart from switching on the network, it will finally officially announce the availability of both new iPhones to its over 700 million subscribers. There’s some uncertainty over the legitimacy of this screenshot. Originally received by the folks over at C Technology, it is possible that the screenshot might be the creation of someone with decent Photoshop skills, as the pre-registration page shown in the screenshot contains the old China Mobile logo, which is definitely odd. The carrier hasn’t said when it will officially start accepting pre-orders for the new iPhones.