Apple's next iPhone headed to China Mobile -- report
This purported images of an iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C side-by-side is just one in a growing abundance of leaks.
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Apple's next iPhone is headed to China Mobile and its more than 740 million subscribers, according to a new report.
Citing sources, The Wall Street Journal says Apple plans to sell the upcoming, and highly-rumored low-cost iPhone model on the carrier, which does not currently offer Apple's mobile phone.
The report comes on the heels of others in recent weeks, claiming Apple and the carrier have been involved in business discussions.
According to a report from Barclays on Thursday, a deal with China Mobile could bring in an extra 20 million iPhone unit sales within a year, and boost Apple's revenues in the region, which were down 14 percent from the previous year last quarter. Other estimates have edged closer to 40 million for all of 2014.
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