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China Unicom new iPhone reservations pass 100K

Yoni Heisler, @edibleapple
September 16, 2013
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The impending launch of the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s marks the first time that the iPhone will go on sale in China the same day it launches in the US.

That being the case, Bloomberg is reporting that pre-orders for Apple's upcoming iPhones on China Unicom have surpassed 100,000 units.

China Unicom, the nation's second-largest wireless carrier, said online reservations for Apple Inc.'s new iPhone 5C and 5S have passed 100,000 units since the devices were unveiled last week.

China Unicom, which announced the volume of registrations on its official account with Sina Corp.'s Weibo microblog, hasn't disclosed pricing plans for the handsets which are due to go on sale Sept. 20.

That's all well and good, but the larger story as it pertains to China is whether or not Apple will soon strike a deal with China Mobile, the world's largest carrier with over 700 million subscribers.

Just a few days ago, we reported that Apple recently received a regulatory license to carry the iPhone on China Mobile's network, but no official world of an agreement has been made yet.

Meanwhile, pre-orders for Apple's new iPhones in the US are currently limited to the iPhone 5c.

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