The status of the iPhone 6 in China has been a
mystery since Apple unveiled the device this month without
releasing a launch date for the world's largest smartphone
The delay has led to widespread speculation the iPhone has run
into difficulty securing regulatory approval from China's
Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), with
some reports suggesting the launch could be delayed until 2015.
"The iPhone 6 has entered the final stage of the approval
process, now it's just a matter of time," MIIT chief Miao Wei
told Tencent in an exclusive interview in Beijing. "Netizens,
please wait patiently."
Miao declined to offer a time frame for completion of the
review, saying only that he expected a result "very soon".
The ministry could not be immediately reached for comment
(Reporting by Gerry Shih; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)
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