China Mobile is right now the largest mobile telecoms carrier in the world, boasting a whopping 650 million subscribers under their roll call, and you can be sure that whatever phone or device that they offer can be considered to be a surefire mover in terms of sales figures. Well, we have just received word that China Mobile have been talking to Apple about carrying an iPhone in its portfolio, although there is a very high probability that it will be the next generation iPhone that we are talking about here instead of the current model, the iPhone 4S.
Talks have derailed surrounding China Mobile’s intention to share part of Apple’s, er, apple (App Store profits), not to mention the niggling issue of incompatibility with China Mobile’s 3G (TD-SCDMA) network. According to China Mobile Chairman Xi Guohua, this disclosure was made in a shareholders meeting, “We’ve been actively talking to Apple on how we can cooperate. I can’t give you too many details, but I’d like to repeat that both sides do hope to boost our cooperation.” What do you think – will there be a totally new iPhone on China Mobile soon?