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The next iPhone 6 launch date is speculated to be around the end of this year, about the same time China Mobile would launch its 4G service. Photo: Reuters

China Mobile gets 4G edge, iPhone coming?

The latest reports on Beijing's plans to issue 4G mobile licenses look like good news for China Mobile, which could lay the groundwork for China's largest telcoms company to reach a highly anticipated deal to finally offer an Apple iPhone for its network.