Apple CEO Tim Cook meets with the Chairman of China Mobile
Because of its proprietary 3G network, Apple has never been able to finalize a deal to have the Apple iPhone available for China Mobile customers, although millions of unlocked units run over China Mobile's pipeline at 2G speed. The Apple iPhone 5 is available via China Telecom and China Unicom and two million units were sold during the first weekend following the launch of the phone. China Mobile's flagship model for now is the Nokia Lumia 920T, built for the carrier's network.
Cook met on Tuesday with China's minister for industry and information technology and on Wednesday met with top executives from China Unicom.