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Tim Cook: iPhone sales in China last quarter set a new record

With the iPhone finally set to go on sale at China Mobile this Friday, Tim Cook has been been out front and center hyping up Apple's new business partnership. Indeed, the fact that Cook's level of involvement far supersedes what might otherwise be just a few lines in a press release for other carr...

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Contextualizing Apple's iPhone deal with China Mobile

After years of speculation, Apple this weekend announced that the iPhone will finally be landing on China Mobile beginning on January 17. With more than 760 million subscribers, China Mobile is, by a wide margin, the largest carrier on the planet. Consequently, the deal presents a tremendous oppor...

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China Mobile deal with Apple still not official

Despite a number of indications that Apple was on the cusp of striking an iPhone deal with China Mobile, including China Mobile setting up adverts in its stores, we still haven't heard any official word from either Apple or China Mobile. While rumors of the iPhone landing on China Mobile have per...

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China Mobile begins in-store advertising for the iPhone 5s

With China Mobile gearing up to sell the iPhone for the first time, it's apparently rolling out quite the advertising campaign in some of its locations. According to the blog PRC And Me, at least one China Mobile store has begun placing iPhone 5s adverts in-store and, on top of that, even showcasin...

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Analysts have high expectations for iPhone sales on China Mobile

Assuming that the iPhone/China Mobile agreement is finalized before the end of 2013, analysts have been quick to chime in with estimates regarding how such a deal will affect Apple's iPhone sales and the company's bottom line. AllThingsD was able to aggregate a number of analyst responses to the ...

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Apple job listing seeks engineer with knowledge of China Mobile's proprietary network

Adding even more credence to a growing chorus of reports pointing to Apple striking an iPhone deal with China Mobile, Bloomberg today points us to a new Apple job listing seeking an engineer experienced with China Mobile's proprietary TD-LTE network. The job listing notes that the position will "s...

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iPhone's piece of the Chinese smartphone pie expected to double in 2014

According to a new report from IDC, Apple's share of the Chinese smartphone market is expected to double in 2014. That Apple considers China an important part of its overall plan to significantly increase its revenue base is hardly a secret. With rumors that Apple may soon be finalizing an iPhone...

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Signs point to Apple deal with China Mobile

After years of speculation and spyshots of Tim Cook in China, it appears that the stage is set for Apple to finally bring the iPhone to China Mobile. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple recently received a regulatory license to run the iPhone on China Mobile's proprietary network stan...

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Tim Cook meets with China Mobile chairman

Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly met with China Mobile Chairman Xi Guohua on Tuesday to "discuss matters of cooperation," according to Reuters. The meeting is thought to be a step towards the Chinese wireless carrier offering the iPhone to its customers, though no official statement was released rega...

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China Mobile will spend $6.7 billion on 4G network, preparing for next-gen iPhone?

As reported by Reuters, China Mobile has announced it will inject US$6.7 billion into upgrading its network to 4G TD-LTE technology. The announcement comes as part of a wider $30.1 billion upgrade as well as anticipation that Apple's next iPhone will arrive on its network, supporting the 4G TD-LTE...

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China Mobile preps for iPhone with TD-LTE service

The wait for an iPhone may finally be over this year for customers on the China Mobile TD-LTE network, reports Patently Apple. China Mobile confirmed at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week that it will be running tests of its TD-LTE network in more than 100 cities in China, which will ...

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Tim Cook meets with China Mobile

Sina Technology sat down with Tim Cook while he was in China and talked about Apple's growing presence in the Asian country. Not surprisingly, Cook fielded a question about China Mobile, the world's largest wireless carrier and the only major Chinese carrier to not sell the iPhone. Cook confi...

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China Mobile in talks to carry iPhone since 2009, but outlook still uncertain

Despite some reports circulating earlier this year, users of the world's largest cellular network don't appear any closer to seeing the iPhone as a handset choice. Speaking to attendees of its Worldwide Developers Conference, China Mobile president Li Yue confirmed that the company, which has mor...

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iPhone 5 moves closer to launch in China

The iPhone 5 is allegedly one step closer to launching in China. Chinese blog Sina Tech reports that two models of the iPhone 5, model A1429 and A1442, have received government approval to run on the nation's wireless networks. The A1429 model is reportedly compatible with China Unicom's 3G net...

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China Mobile reportedly in talks to carry iPhone officially

Reuters reports that China Mobile is talking with Apple about selling the iPhone. China Mobile is the world's largest telecom carrier by subscribers. It claimed over 600 million users at the end of September, 2011 and, interestingly, 10 million iPhone users. Those customers either converted from C...

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