This weekend we are hearing when the iPhone 5S and 5C release date will be in China. The date suggested is November 28, and this should be around 2 months after the 7th generation iPhone launches in the UK and United States. If you think this is bad news, then you will be wrong thanks to the fact that China saw the iPhone around a week later than this in 2012.
The reason for a delay in iPhone 5C, Apple’s rumored budget smartphone, and iPhone 5S release is due to government regulation that requires the models to pass a verification process in the country. This might make some of our readers wonder why it is certain Chinese clones of iPhone don’t need this process, but then that situation is apparently a lot more complicated and not official releases.
Japan will see both the iPhone 5S and 5C launch around the same date as Europe and US. It should be noted this is still speculation until Apple holds its event, which is due to land in the first half of September although invitations are yet to appear.
You can read more on the China launch claim in this article, but you’d need to translate the page into English if you can’t read Chinese.
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