China Mobile says it is not close to carrying the Apple iPhone 5
China Unicom, a rival carrier, announced that it had received 100,000 orders for the the Apple iPhone 5 on the first weekend that it became available. Pre-orders have been taken for China Telecom with 5,000 units ordered on the first day they were taken. Last week, it was announced that shipments of the Apple iPhone 5 would go out to China starting on December 14th.
Li says he looks forward to working out a deal with Apple. An agreement with China Mobile should quickly double the number of Apple's installed base of iPhone units in the country,