China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile phone carrier, is finally getting the flagship iPhone 5S come friday, January 17, as they–Apple and China Mobile–reached a deal just last month, offering the latest iPhone to the latter company’s over 760 million subscribers.
Word has it that Apple supplier Foxconn shipped over 1.4 million iPhone 5S units on Tuesday, in preparation for the launch as The Wall Street Journal reported. Alongside with the iPhone 5S release this friday, the cheaper, plastic built and colorful iPhone 5C will be hitting the China Mobile shelves as well.
Better late, than never, we say. The iPhone 5S and 5C was announced last September 10, 2013 and was made available September 20, 2013 in the US and other markets. Smaller China Mobile competitors such as China Telecom and Unicom China has been selling both the iPhone 5S and 5C since last year. Alternatively, both of phones hit the Philippine shores via Globe and Smart on November 15 of 2013. [via]