The smartphone market in China is lucrative. Right now it is catered to by big vendors such as Apple and Samsung, whereas there are a number of Chinese vendors who dominate the market with their own devices. iPhone’s performance in China hasn’t been that spectacular in the previous quarter, and that’s probably something that Apple doesn’t want to repeat as it gears up release its new iPhone, or even iPhones. Local reports from China reveal that Apple CEO Tim Cook was in the People’s Republic earlier this week and that he met with China Telecom, which carries the iPhone in China.
Apple is believed to be releasing two new iPhones in September. Carriers partners are vital to a device’s success, while the agenda of these meetings has not been disclosed, it is believed that the talks were focused on the iPhone and how its performance can be made better in China. It is unclear if Cook met with China Unicom and China Mobile as well. China Mobile is the world’s biggest carrier with over 700 million subscribers. Both of these tablets don’t officially carry the iPhone as yet.