There was some hope in China that the account, which had several updates reflecting positively on Facebook, could be the real thing, but the social network has confirmed it's not.
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.
The microblogging powerhouse sells nearly a quarter less shares than anticipated.
Even with the strictest secrecy in place, it seems Apple can't trust its lastest iPhone with popstars these days.
Users of the microblogging service must not harm China's unity, speak unkindly of the country's constitution, promote rumors, or spread superstitions.
After government criticism and a temporary shutdown of Web comments, China's biggest microblogging site plans to introduce a "user contract" that could impede the free flow of information.
The Twitter-like service has warned its more than 300 million users that it banned some accounts for allegedly spreading rumors across the Web.
Photos posted on Chinese site Weibo claim to display the rear shell of the next iPad with larger speakers, a new spot for the microphone, and recessed volume-control buttons.
A Chinese banker allegedly posts Weibo pictures of himself at the wheel with captions such as "Is ten beers too much?" The police decide it is, indeed, all too much.
The much-rumored 5.9-inch phablet may finally surface next month, says Chinese social network Weibo.