China’s biggest carriers spill specs for ‘iPhone Air’ and ‘iPhone Pro’


(Picture: China Telecom)
(Picture: China Telecom)

Days after China Mobile, aka the world’s largest mobile carrier, started taking preorders for the iPhone 6, rivals China Telecom and China Unicom (the second- and third-largest carriers in the country) have pointed out that they too will be selling Apple’s eagerly anticipated next-gen handset.

Referring to the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 as the “iPhone Air” and the 5.5-inch variant as the “iPhone Pro,” China Unicom has put up a pricing list for the devices, showing how cost will vary according to storage capacity and form factor.

(Picture: China Unicom)
Picture: China Unicom

China Telecom, meanwhile, has gone even further by matching China Mobile with its own preorder page (complete with weirdly pixelated logo), describing what it thinks the spec will be for the iPhone 6.

These include an upgraded 3-megapixel front camera, better Touch ID, powerful quad-core A8 chip and longer-lasting 2,100 mAh battery. After users click through for reservation, they are also able to choose between the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch “phablet” iPhone 6.

While China Telecom plays it pretty safe, it’s worth noting that the company is using what appear to be fan-made renders of the iPhone 6 in its advertising — which may not exactly suggest the most inside information available.

Source: ZDNet

  • jasonstweeting

    Better not start as 16GB for the base model. Old excuse was price. 32GB now doesn’t cost more than $10. Fed up with paying an extra $100 for 32GB model.

    • tonyadams66

      They’re gonna to start with 16GB and ends with 128GB (Just like the iPad Air). I don’t think they’re planning to drop 16GB because of the pricing which may get higher if they push 32GB model as standard and also 32GB will not be very much useful for an average user…

      I believe the iPhone 5S will still have as availability after iPhone 6 is launched but iPhone 5S will have 8GB.

  • whodakat

    I sure am hoping that 4.7″ with 416 DPI holds true. If they gimp the 4.7″ and give the 5.5″ a huge bump in resolution I’m going to be irritated. We don’t all want a giant phone.

    • Albert

      They should have gone QHD for all of the models seriously. They would just have to 4x the pixel of previous apps, which is awesome for developers and users.

      • eXoguti093

        Complete gimmick, no point if you won’t see any more detail, why? Because you simply can’t see any more detail or the UI at that density.

      • Alex Blaha

        Agree with eXoguti093, I wish for a better quality display in the area of colour and contrast, the resolution has already hit its limit, it’s not all about resolution, y’know.

  • Aannddyy

    Three iPhones stuck together into one super iPhone sandwich, me want.

  • Andrew

    16GB as a base model in 2014? LOL!

  • aaloo

    Man, these Chinese folks are just asking for apple’s wrath. Just posting fake photos and taking pre-orders. It’s so common for Chinese businesses to deceive customers.

  • Brandon Franklin

    Awsome the 5.5 rumor seems more legit everyday. And what’s with everyone getting butthurt about the possible upgraded specs of the 5.5? If they don’t utilize the extra space what’s the point of making it? Personally I hope it has extended features in the same vein as the SG note. Not necessarily the same features just more capabilities ala apples brain trust and the extra screen and chassis real estate

  • Sourish


  • I hope this is wrong, because its freakin 2014, I want 128GB builtin memory already.

    • TeeJay1100

      That will cost you $1,000. Apple will make sure of that. They are pushing their icloud for those of you who want more storage. Even that is overpriced compared to competition.

      • Screw the cloud.

      • TeeJay1100

        After this nude picture leak debacle, I’m sure you aren’t the only one saying that.

      • iFuck


  • Still no iWatch… :(

  • JBinCalifornia

    …annnnd cue WWIII.