Apple CEO Tim Cook meets with the Chairman of China Mobile

Apple CEO Tim Cook meets with the Chairman of China Mobile
Meeting with the Chairman of the world's largest mobile carrier, China Mobile, Apple CEO Tim Cook seemed to feel optimistic that both companies could agree to a deal that would finally allow the carrier to offer the Apple iPhone. After the meeting with Xi Guohua, the Apple CEO said that he was optimistic that China would soon become Apple's biggest market in the near future.

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.

source: Reuters


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