According to speculation emerging from the far east today, Chinese consumers may have to wait nearly two months longer than some U.S. and European consumers to gain access to Apple’s anticipated iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.
Apple’s forthcoming iPhones are expected to be unveiled in early September.
China’s First Financial Daily reported today that current expectations, which are based on supposedly knowledgeable industry sources, call for both smartphones to debut in China around November 28th.
Consistent with reasons for iPhone launch delays in years past, Chinese regulators have apparently not yet completed the rigorous verification process of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. There can be no market introduction of new mobile devices inside of China without the completion of this regulatory process.
As MMi has previously reported, Apple is expected to introduce the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C at a media event on or around September 10th. The device is also expected to go on sale in Japan and elsewhere in the world by September 20th.
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