Both tablets support China's 4G TD-LTE standard and will be available today.
This, however, has not been reflected on Apple's China Web site, which shows only the HSDPA models.
SoftBank CEO says its use of and experience with TD-LTE, a variant of LTE, would dramatically improve Sprint's LTE efforts and give it a superior offering in the U.S. market.
A ZTE executive tells Reuters the company plans to sell TD-LTE handsets by year's end to address an expanding market.
According to China Mobile's chairman, Wang Jianzhou, a new 4G TD-LTE-compatible iPhone has already been discussed with Apple and is moving forward.
Chinese authorities issue license to Apple allowing the latest version of its device to be used on the country's wireless network in the world's largest smartphone market.
A concept image of the upcoming Apple smartphone gets posted by the Chinese carrier on China's version of Twitter. It is not a leaked image of the actual phone, as previously reported.
For Apple CEO Tim Cook, it was a time to talk up China and a new partnership with IBM -- and to downplay weak iPad sales.
Intel is touting a future system-on-a-chip for low-cost PCs and tablets and a 64-bit kernel for Android 4.4.
Apple may be looking to acquire a unit of Renesas Electronics that makes LCD chips for mobile devices, according to a Nikkei report. The deal could be worth close to half a billion dollars.