China Mobile Poster Promoting iPhone 5s/5c Surfaces Ahead of Final TD-LTE Standard Approval

An alleged China Mobile poster promoting the upcoming release of the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c on the network has surfaced, reports Unwired View. The poster touts the theoretical 100Mb/s download speed that the new devices are set to support on China Mobile's TD-LTE network. Chinese officials approved the iPhone to run on China Mobile's network earlier this month.

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The only thing that’s missing- is the permission from Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) [for China Mobile] to light-up the TD-LTE network for commercial use.

This permission is coming pretty soon. There is a lot of discussion about how soon exactly, but now we can stop speculating about the worst case scenario. According to MIIT minister Miao Wei, the first 4G licenses will most definitely be issued by the end of the year. Though the informed sources inside MIIT are whispering much earlier date – middle of October, with China Mobile’s 4G network going live soon after – in November.

A deal between China Mobile and Apple has reportedly long been in the works, with China Mobile Chairman Xi Guohua and Apple CEO Tim Cook meeting in July to discuss “matters of cooperation”, with the former indicating that he felt optimistic about a potential deal leading up to the announcement of the new phones. The introduction of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c earlier this month also brought band tweaks that combine support for US carriers AT&T and Verizon in one model, but also notably added support for China Mobile’s network.

Top Rated Comments

juanmanas Avatar
101 months ago
It looks like a tacky 2003 PC ad :D

Chinese are great in many things, but marketing and advertising is not one of them.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JAT Avatar
101 months ago
That may be the least exciting iPhone ad ever.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ValSalva Avatar
101 months ago
That may be the least exciting iPhone ad ever.

It looks like a tacky 2003 PC ad :D
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
James717 Avatar
101 months ago
I said the country is ugly, not just the ad. And my post got removed for "trolling".

If my opinion, which is by the way my genuine and honest thoughts and by no mean a deliberate act to invite negative reactions from other member, violates the rules of this forum then I must apologise.

But when I say that China is an ugly country, it is a fair comment which I can back up with strong arguments. The years of communist movements and most importantly the culture revolution there have totally wiped out a generation of scholars and artists. Uneducated workers and peasants were given the jobs of teachers, propaganda officers and education ministers, etc. As a result, the country has a generation of people with minimal skill to appreciate arts, design or anything aesthetics related.

If you ever had the chance to visit the country, and compare it to its neighbours which were not affected by the culture revolution (e.g. Taiwan, Hong Kong), you'll immediately appreciate the difference. The new generation of Chinese has to re-learn the aesthetic skills that were once part of the Chinese culture which has given the world some marvellous wonders such as the Chinese printing press, fireworks, imperial architectures. It will take another generation or two before the country is rid of its ugliness.


I respectfully disagree on your opinion.

History is constantly being made and re-vised. I'd consider The Culture Revolution to be bad by Western standards (as is slavery for Americans, colonialism by the British, the treatment of women by the Middle Eastern culture, etc etc etc etc), they are not ingrained into a culture or a country.

China was, has been, is now, and will in the future be a beautiful country with a rich and amazing culture. What they have done in the past two decades is amazing and revolutionary. Like everyone in the West, get your foot into China now before they prosper into a 1st power juggernaut of the world.

:apple:
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ryuok Avatar
101 months ago
I said the country is ugly, not just the ad. And my post got removed for "trolling".

If my opinion, which is by the way my genuine and honest thoughts and by no mean a deliberate act to invite negative reactions from other member, violates the rules of this forum then I must apologise.

But when I say that China is an ugly country, it is a fair comment which I can back up with strong arguments. The years of communist movements and most importantly the culture revolution there have totally wiped out a generation of scholars and artists. Uneducated workers and peasants were given the jobs of teachers, propaganda officers and education ministers, etc. As a result, the country has a generation of people with minimal skill to appreciate arts, design or anything aesthetics related.

If you ever had the chance to visit the country, and compare it to its neighbours which were not affected by the culture revolution (e.g. Taiwan, Hong Kong), you'll immediately appreciate the difference. The new generation of Chinese has to re-learn the aesthetic skills that were once part of the Chinese culture which has given the world some marvellous wonders such as the Chinese printing press, fireworks, imperial architectures. It will take another generation or two before the country is rid of its ugliness.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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