Well, it had to happen, and there definitely was not going to be any two ways about it – the world’s largest smartphone market, China, deserves cranking out the iPhone 5s as well as the “budget” iPhone 5c. China Mobile’s partnership with Apple has been described by Cupertino’s CEO to be “incredibly optimistic”, and it has been reported that China Mobile themselves have prepared more than a million iPhone 5s units at launch. Right now, China Mobile stands proud as the world’s biggest mobile network with 760 million subscribers, so to see them begin to sell both the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c today would be interesting – once the sales figures have been tabulated, that is.
You can more or less tell right from the get go as to whether the iPhone 5s is going to do well based on the kind of attention that it has received. In fact, we heard that folks started to line up on Thursday evening in Shanghai, Nanjing as well as other cities so that they can be one of the privileged few to pick up the first China Mobile iPhone 5s as it launched at midnight. The iPhones from China Mobile will be the first 4G devices that are available in that part of the world to the masses, where they will support 4G/TD-LTE , 3G/TD-SCDMA and GSM networks.