An earlier prediction by KGI’s Mingchi Kuo that the iPhone 5C would go on sale in China by the first week in October has been contradicted by a report in First Financial Daily claiming that the approvals process needed would push the launch date back by almost two months, to 28th November …

All reports seem to confirm that the Chinese version of the handset will support the local TDD-LTE version of 4G. Morgan Stanley’s Katy Huberty has forecast that a localised 5C would give the iPhone a 19 percent boost in sales, which would make it the best-selling smartphone in China.

The iPhone 5C is expected to go on sale in most markets around 20th September, following what is believed to be a joint launch with the 5S at a media event on 10th September.

It’s still unclear whether Apple will also launch a TDD-LTE version of the iPhone 5S.


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