The initial launch of a new Apple smartphone takes place in select markets, usually in North America and across Europe. Markets such as China receive the device a few months later. Rumor has it that iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C release in China might happen on November 28th.
Apple has to officially announce a product first before it can be released to the masses. The products in question here are the new iPhones that the company is rumored to unveil on September 10th. Apple is expected to unveil two new iPhones next month for the first time ever, the company has traditionally released only one iPhone per year ever since the original iPhone was released back in 2007. Rumors suggest that in markets such as Europe and North America, both iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C will be released on September 20th, merely 10 day after the official launch.
There are a couple of reasons for the delay in China and other markets. Apple has a limited supply of units initially which it has to divide between launch markets, where demand is intense. Supply is said to be constrained more than ever, particularly for the iPhone 5S, which is expected to be outsold by iPhone 5C in this quarter. Supply constraints aside, it is rumored that both new iPhones have not yet completed the verification process that is required by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
Yang Tao, a Chinese telecommunications analyst, believes that it will take some time for the two new iPhones to complete the required process. Thus pegging the release date on November 28th. Even if this analysis sounds plausible, we still have to wait for the official information from Apple itself, only then we’ll know for sure exactly when iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C release in China takes place.