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iPhone 5s, 5c preorders go live on China Mobile ahead of launch

iPhone 5s 5c Preorders China Mobile

It remains to be seen whether or not the addition of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c to China Mobile’s smartphone lineup will be the boost to Apple’s bottom line that Wall Street has been waiting for. The good news, however, is that the question will finally soon be answered. Following reports that Apple’s new iPhones will debut on China Mobile in two weeks on December 18th, Fortune reports that a China Mobile subsidiary began taking preorders for both the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c on Tuesday morning. Preorders were available in the city of Suzhou only, suggesting that the carrier may have staged a test launch for iPhone preorders. Further evidence popped up when the company’s preorder page was taken down just as quietly as quietly as it went up around 6:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday. China Mobile is home to about 740 million mobile subscribers, making it the largest wireless carrier in the world and Apple’s best bet at making a real dent in the crucial Chinese smartphone market.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.