While not conclusive evidence, the reservation page seen above, spotted by intrepid reader Jeffrey, strongly suggests China Mobile is about to kick off iPhone preorders.
If the world's largest wireless provider does in fact initiate an iPhone reservation system in the next few hours, it would jibe with a Wall Street Journal report that claimed China Mobile would start accepting preorders on Thursday, Dec. 12. At the time of this writing, it is nearly 1 p.m. in Beijing, China.
The Journal further claimed the iPhone would officially roll out on Dec. 18, though China Mobile denied that a deal with Apple had been reached.
The carrier has already posted multiple reservation webpages for its upcoming 4G LTE network, but so far only one has alluded to Apple's smartphone. In early December, a Suzhou-based subsidiary posted a reservation page prominently featuring both the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, though it was quickly pulled after coverage from media outlets.