Apple schedules Chinese event for just hours after one in U.S.

|About: Apple Inc. (AAPL)|By:, SA News Editor

Apple (AAPL +0.3%) has reportedly invited Chinese journalists to an event in Beijing on September 11, with the meeting due to take place shortly after one in California.

The Chinese invitation has heightened speculation that Apple could finally announce an agreement with China Mobile (CHL), although Gartner's Sandy Shen says she "won't hold my breath."

The more likely scenario is that as in the U.S., Apple will unveil new products such as high- and low-end iPhones. The company may also reduce the long amount of time that Chinese customers have to wait for the latest handsets.