China Mobile still in talks with Apple


Even after two years since the network operator and Apple started the negotiations for the iPhone, the two companies are still at it. China Mobile however assures that public that it WILL be happening.

Wang Jianzhou, chairman and CEO of China Mobile, said at the GSM Association’s Mobile Asia Congress in Hong Kong said that they are aware of the iPhone’s popularity among young customers.

“China Mobile has continued negotiations with Apple to introduce the iPhone on China Mobile’s network,” he said.

Wang told reporters at the conference they are indeed serious in pursuing with the deal with Apple, but it also wants to focus on expanding consumer options on different handsets.

“We really are still in talks with Apple. In our negotiations in the past, we insisted on sticking to our conditions,” Wang said, according to the blog The Money Times.

“We are still very sincere about completing this negotiation.”

China Unicom, China Mobile’s number one competitor, started selling the iPhone in the country at the end of last month.