This would mean that iPhone will be using the world's largest carrier with over 700 million subscribers.
Hearing the news, a subsidiary of the carrier started taking pre-orders for the smartphone, though the page was quickly pulled from its website.
In September the advertisement above leaked to the media. The image is a promotion for the iPhone 5s and 5c running on China Mobile’s network. The Chinese government, which controls China Mobile, confirmed that the phone would be available on December 18th last month, although neither Apple nor China Mobile would actually confirm the rumour.