Apple adds second carrier in China to carry the Apple iPhone starting March 9th
Morgan Stanley expects 40 million units of Apple's smartphone to be sold in China next year assuming that Apple can work out a deal with China Mobile. The world's largest carrier already has 10 million people on its network using the Apple iPhone even though the carrier doesn't officially carry the phone and users get 2G speeds because of a lack of compatibility between the unit and the carrier. With over 600 million China Mobile customers to sell its smartphone to, Apple has allegedly told the carrier that it would make a version of the iPhone for its TD-LTE 4G network.
Apple iPhone sales in China had a rocky moment last month as the manufacturer halted sales of the device at its stores in the country. Fights had broken out among those waiting on line at one of the Apple Stores in China, to buy the Apple iPhone 4S on its launch for China Unicom. The phone as of now can only be bought online or through China Unicom retail locations.
source: TheLoop via electronista