Jan 16

China Mobile, the world’s largest carrier, is now selling the iPhone in China. Apple CEO Tim Cook participated in a media event with China Mobile Chairman Xi Guohua in Beijing, where The Wall Street Journal reports that Cook discussed how “incredibly optimistic” he is about Apple’s new cooperation with the carrier. CNBC has also posted a video of an interview with Cook and Xi.

In the media event Tim Cook said: “We’ve gotten to know each other….today is a beginning, and I think there are lots more things our companies can do together in the future”.

China Mobile will start the iPhone launch in China on January 17 and Foxconn had shipped roughly 1.4 million iPhone 5s units in advance. China Mobile has a total of over 760 million subscribers and is expected to bring many new customers to Apple. As Cook tells the WSJ, Apple will now be able to sell iPhones in 3,000 more locations, with China Mobile extending Apple’s reach to many cities Apple currently doesn’t have a presence in.

source [macrumors]

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