China Telecom says single iPhone 6 will support China’s major wireless standards

By , Aug 22, 2014

China Telecom (iPhone 6 001)

China Telecom has made the claim in a Weibo post which was accompanied by a pair of images based on the familiar iPhone 6 renderings created by Tomas Moyano and Nicolàs Aichino and posted on Bēhance.

The post apparently advertises that an iPhone 6 flavor it plans on selling in the 1.33 billion people market will support all of China’s cellular network standards.

Have a look at the images included after the break and meet us in comments.

This article has been updated with clarification regarding the original source of the renderings.

A Sina news report [Google Translate], via ZDNet, references the carrier’s Weibo post with said images attached to it. Soon after the post blew up on Chinese social media, the carrier, the country’s third-largest, has subsequently removed it.

As you can see, the images envision an iPhone 6 largely as evidenced in the leaks, down to the antenna breaks, the allegedly rounded/thinner design and everything, providing a rendition of the handset in black, silver and gold, just like the current-generation.

China Telecom (iPhone 6 002)

Though current iPhones sold by China Telecom only support its own 3G CDMA2000 network and 2G CDMA network, the carrier said that it will sold the iPhone 6 unlocked, by supporting the SIM cards of rival China Mobile and China Unicom.

This wold mean that China Telecom’s iPhone 6 will work on a wide variety of mobile networks, including dual 4G network — both TDD-LTE and FDD-LTE — as well as support a wide range of additional radio technologies including WCDMA, CDMA2000, GSM and CDMA1X.

In other words, Apple has probably optimized the iPhone’s design by creating a single version of the iPhone 6 for the Chinese market.

A report earlier in the week alleged that the iPhone 6 will support the latest LTE-Advanced standard currently in use in South Korea and being rolled in a limited fashion to select U.S. markets.

Specifically, the handset is thought to support 150 rather than 300Mbps LTE-Advanced networks via Qualcomm’s MDM9625 LTE modem.

So, about those images…

Will you be thrilled or disappointed if that’s what the iPhone 6 turns out to look like?

[Sina via ZDNet]

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  • sivkai

    I’m a die hard Nexus (Google) fan, but even I have to admit, that render is fricking beautiful. I just wish iPhone could run Android…

    • Jason Baroni

      One of the reasons that I keep paying high prices for Apple is the design. I love the way Jony Ive shows his talent for every detail.

    • adal.javierxx

      Android ??? Never ever
      that’s why Apple is Apple…Becauses of “iOS”

    • R4

      Er, the only reason most people buy iPhone is because they prefer the OS…

      • sivkai

        Nope. I bought the iPhone because I appreciate the design more than most Android phones.

      • Jason Baroni

        You are wrong, dude. Most Apple users don’t even know what the word iOS means.

      • therealjjohnson

        Whether they know what the word means or not, most like the interface over others. It’s the main reason why I will stick with iOS. I just don’t like the android software. The make phones with good specs, I just prefer this interface. I’m sure I’m not alone.

      • Jason Baroni

        And you aren’t. I speak by myself. I am a power user, I feed myself with knowledge regarding the products because I want to know and use deeply what I am giving my money for. I still prefer iOS for its UI, environment and security, and also I love the Apple design. I know people who can’t just understand what is a software and what is hardware, but still, iOS or whatever they have, they still love the product, even never caring about it.

      • Benjamin Owuye Jagun

        I’m an IPhone user and I know what IOS is.

      • Jason Baroni

        Congratulations

      • William Melendez

        True story.

    • Rowan09

      Google would never allow it because Apple would only allow a forked version.

      • Jason Baroni

        Apple wouldn’t even allow a forked version…

      • Rowan09

        Forked versions of Android are locked out of Google’s ecosystem, so Apple would benefit while Google wouldn’t.

  • Someshwar

    Holy!! Is it me or this thing is really ugly ?

    • TheShade247

      Its just you

    • igorsky

      It’s you.

      • http://www.ideaprison.com/ ideaprison

        This render makes me more hopeful the design won’t be so horrific as the leaks and older renders imply.

    • ClaudieX X

      Totally You

    • Chindavon

      Definitely you.

    • jack

      Ugly indeed. Fck the fanbois

    • @dongiuj

      It’s not just you, lots of people think the same. Not everyone but lots. That so called “gold” version is fugly. I’m getting the black, yet again.

    • Rowan09

      After seeing this design the gold version doesn’t look bad at all. I like the black before but might get the gold again.

    • waqass

      Its just you

      • Someshwar

        Whatever guys! It doesn’t matter. Thanks to user “face booc” these images are confirmed fake. Yay!!

  • Tony Chen

    really don’t think thats real, especially the taglines, don’t think Apple will use something like that

    • Maxim∑

      could be poor translation

  • Yawn

    Clickbait

  • Diogo Pires

    No protruding camera? No antenna bands? To different from the leaks…

    • ericesque

      Funny. For me those specific differences are exactly why it feels somewhat plausible.

      • Diogo Pires

        I wish… don’t like any of those “design items”… but I am not seeing all the leaks getting it wrong…

      • ericesque

        You were right :(

      • Diogo Pires

        Well, the leaks are getting thinks right since the iPhone 4… It was expected to be that way.

  • TheShade247

    Looks like iPad air and iPod touch 5g had fun 8 months ago

  • Straightshoota

    Where’s the protruding camera and HELLO you state it’s just as previously leaked including the antenna breaks. Those are glass windows on the rear sans 5/5S, not the ugly previously leaked design..Yay! Hears to hoping this is it

    • SkyFall

      It is protruding. Its just the perspective the render has and gives the illusion its not. They did the same with the new iMacs which are ultra thin on the sides but bawl like in the middle, in Apples site they show the iMacs from the side thus giving the illusion its ultra thin.

      • http://www.eazycomputers.com/ PhoneTechJay

        In all the shots of the back, the camera is not protruding this is just a mock up not the final design.

  • jp2002

    iPod touch 5th gen form factor. Thats ti.

  • hkgsulphate

    “You are going to love it. Even more!”
    not so apple

  • 53kyle

    “Even Better.” Apple would never say that, especially when they repeat it in the iSight line “You are going to love it. Even more!”

    • Henry Pemberton

      Dual led true tone flash?

  • Jose Gonzalez

    There is no way Apple would use those tag lines. They are better than that.

    • ClaudieX X

      No way… Jose… (Duke Nukem 3D)

      • Jose Gonzalez

        What is that?

      • ClaudieX X

        It’s a hilarious comment of Duke Nukem on Duke Nukem 3D

      • Jose Gonzalez

        Oh, ok.

  • asdfasdf

    nope.. this is fake! Apple use the Myriad Font in branding. Helvetica (Neue) is just used for the internal font in iOS and OS X

    • SkyFall

      Um i think its the opposite. Im pretty sure they use the “Lucida Grande” font, which is in the Helvetica font family.

      • asdfasdf

        Yeah currently.. but since iOS 7 and OS X Yosemite it is Helvetica Neue..

    • SkyFall

      There is it. (didn’t come up in the previous comment).

      • XZavier

        What is that your using to find the font? That a app?

      • SkyFall

        It’s a Safari plugin called Whatfont tool. Here’s a link where you can download it:
        http : / /chengyinliu . com/whatfont. html

        Write it without spaces.

      • asdfasdf

        The font below is indeed Lucide Grande. But the Headline font is Myriad. You can’t see it on your html app because it is an image…

        see here: fontsinuse . com /uses/4864/apple-com-sep-2013

  • omrishtam

    i hope this one is fake

  • Ethan Humphrey

    I’d love it, because I hated how in the leakes there were only antenna breaks. I much more like the glass.

  • Guest

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    Full images

    • HighOnDemand

      The ad is grammatically incorrect. “…you are going to enjoy your iPhone in a unknown way” is wrong. The English rule of using “a” or “an” before a vowel seems to be overlooked in this sentence. The word “unknown” attracts “an”, not “a”. It should be written as “…you are going to enjoy your iPhone in an unknown way.” There are exceptions to placing “an” in front of a vowel but the exceptions are based the sound of the vowel used in the word. However the word “unknown” does not fall into an exception category and always calls for “an” otherwise it just sounds wrong. For example, you wouldn’t say “An unicorn ate my iPhone.” It sounds wrong, because of the way the vowel sounds in the word. “A unicorn ate my iPhone” is appropriate here. For a better comparison, the vowel sound of Unwise and Unknown are the same. You wouldn’t say “You are making a unwise decision.” Unwise and unknown both attracts “an”. Some can argue this, but any editor should know better. I would be surprised if Apple, as careful as they are with every word, would allow a grammar mistake like this.

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  • David Gitman

    So many leaks while we are close to 9.9.14

  • felixtaf

    Far better than those plastic strip design. Looks lovely and eye catching as usual. Hope this is the final version.

  • shashibiya

    The “current generation” does not include black. The last black iPhone was iPhone 5.

  • Ariel

    The design is real enough, but the gold aluminum texture doesn’t look fully rendered, looks almost cheap plasticky. I wish there weren’t so many leaks, I’d prefer to have apple surprise me!

  • Jonathan

    This is the perfect design. I hope this is the real thing.

  • MSNTeacher

    Quality, Trust, Service = Samsung, LG…………..

    • Jason Baroni

      In Brazil you get your Samsung phone in warranty replaced out the service repair after 24 days. I don’t call it quality.

      • MSNTeacher

        Brazil lost to Germany 7-2 in World Cup. I don’t think Brazil is warranty replaced service repair 24 days quality nation justify Samsung service, quality or not……

      • Crefus Williams

        Lol, @ that response ^^^ totally didn’t see that coming.

  • MSNTeacher

    You cannot beat Quality, Trust, Service = Samsung, LG.. End of story……

  • Kilroy672

    Well at least the camera lens is not sticking out like some leaks a few weeks ago. I knew there was no way that Apple would allow that.,if so bad move on them. I had the ipod touch 5th Gen. and it had the lens sticking out and I did not like it at all. Lets hope this is not the case here.

  • MSNTeacher

    I will believe Apple when product comes out… I just cannot trust or believe Apple products. Until then I am sticking with Samsung Note and LG ……..

  • Forlani

    The average Android user only uses their phone for phone calls. The stats clearly show iOS users do more with their phone

  • James Gunaca

    Even better.

    ’nuff said.

  • Fase Booc

    What the hell people..this pics are from this guy’s mockup not china mobile..

    https://www.behance.net/gallery/18081199/Apple-iPhone-6

  • MSNTeacher

    China mobile? are you serious? New Apple picture? are you serious?

  • Yash Gorana

    AWWNOOO

  • Christophe

    At least these renderings don’t have the ugly antenna breaks

  • chris125

    Wow that white looks awful. Why not go all gold, thought they got rid of the two tone when they apparently removed the glass for the iPhone 6…

  • Dhaval Brahmbhatt

    I wish Apple were a bit more lenient and make camera as good as Nokia. So a Nokia hardware build with iOS on it and iOS in cyanogen “mode” i.e. completely customizable. That’s the holy grail for a smart phone but alas we will never get it.

    This render looks cool tho….

  • DroidGuy360

    snore