Apple has been doing quite well for themselves around the world, and has no trouble selling iPhones. However there are carriers that don’t seem to be too willing to carry Apple’s iPhone, or who aren’t carrying them yet, and China Mobile is one of them. Given that China Mobile would essentially be the world’s largest telecom, it would be in Apple’s best interest to get them on board, and it looks like they are getting pretty close. According to China Mobile’s Chairman, Xi Guohua, talks with Apple are still in progress and both sides are reportedly pretty keen on the idea.
However it seems that there are also some commercial and technical issues that need to be sorted out before they are able to carry the iPhone, one of them being the commercialization of TD-LTE, a 4G LTE network that could support future iPhone devices. In any case we’re not sure when Apple and China Mobile is expected to conclude their deal, but undoubtedly this would be a feather in the cap for Tim Cook, who according to recent reports, has been told to be more “innovative” by Apple’s board.
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