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Topic: China Mobile

Most of estimated 21M iOS devices in China concentrated in urban areas

04/09/2012, 04:04 am

A new analysis estimates that there were 21 million iPhones and iPads in China by the end of 2011 and notes that Apple appears to have reached an approximately 10 percent penetration rate with iOS in the country's biggest urban centers.

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Apple CEO spotted in Beijing amid rumors of further investments in China [u]

03/26/2012, 05:03 am

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook, in his first trip to China since taking the reins from late company co-founder Steve Jobs, met with Chinese government officials on Monday to discuss plans to further expand operations in the country.

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China now leads world in iOS and Android device activations

03/21/2012, 05:03 pm

China's growing tech-savvy middle class has contributed to a sharp rise in mobile device sales over the past year, and new data reveals that the country has overtaken the U.S. to become the world's largest market for iOS and Android device activations for the first time.

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Unofficial carrier China Mobile passes 15M iPhone users as compatibility issues fixed

03/05/2012, 05:03 pm

Despite not being an official Apple partner carrier, China Mobile announced on Monday that a spike of 5 million activations since October has brought the total number of iPhone users on its network to over 15 million following the launch of the iPhone 4S and a fix that allows the device to operate on the carrier's 3G network.

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With China Telecom iPhone deal final, Apple turns attention to China Mobile

02/21/2012, 04:02 pm

A deal for Apple to offer the iPhone on the largest mobile carrier in the world, China Mobile, is said to now be "months away" after a newly announced deal with China Telecom.

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China Telecom confirms upcoming iPhone 4S launch could come as early as Feb.

01/31/2012, 12:01 am

China's third-largest wireless carrier confirmed on Monday the imminent launch of the iPhone 4S on its network and suggested that it could begin selling the device as early as the end of February or the beginning of March.

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Apple predicted to sell up to 40M iPhones on China Mobile, China Telecom in 2013

01/30/2012, 03:01 am

Investment bank Morgan Stanley believes Apple will partner up with both China Telecom and China Mobile "over the next year" to make its iPhone available on all three Chinese carriers, a move that could bring incremental sales of as many as 40 million units next calendar year.

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China Telecom iPhone launch nears as Apple receives vital network license

01/20/2012, 02:01 am

One of the final obstacles to the arrival of Apple's iPhone on the China Telecom network has been removed with the news that a Chinese regulatory agency has granted a network access license for the handset.

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New iPhone compatible with China Telecom gains regulatory approval

01/09/2012, 04:01 pm

Apple has built a new version of the iPhone compatible with the third-largest wireless carrier in China, China Telecom, and the handset has already received regulatory approval.

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67% of potential Asian iPhone buyers remain untapped by Apple

11/21/2011, 09:11 am

The iPhone could see huge sales numbers in Asia as the region's burgeoning smartphone market has been largely untapped, with only about 22 percent of carriers selling Apple's handset, according to a new analysis.

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Apple still in talks with China Mobile, but in 'no rush' to forge a deal

11/08/2011, 04:11 pm

Apple and China Mobile, the largest carrier in the world, are "firmly engaged" in discussions, but Apple is said to be in "no rush" to produce a new iPhone compatible with the carrier's 3G network.

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Unlicensed China Mobile says 10M iPhones on its network

10/24/2011, 05:10 pm

Despite not having an agreement with Apple to sell the iPhone, Chinese carrier China Mobile claims over 10 million customers are using the device on their network.

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China to hit 125M 3G subscribers as buzz builds over Apple's iPhone 5

09/21/2011, 09:09 am

The number of high-speed 3G data subscribers in China continues to grow at a significant pace month to month, putting the nation on track to have 125 million 3G customers by year's end as anticipation of Apple's next-generation iPhone swells.

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China Mobile receives 'positive answer' from Apple on 4G LTE iPhone

09/15/2011, 08:09 am

The chairman of China Mobile, the largest wireless operator in the world, revealed this week that his company is hopeful it will collaborate with Apple to create a 4G LTE-capable iPhone model.

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Apple CEO Steve Jobs has met personally with mega-carrier China Mobile

08/18/2011, 11:08 am

As Apple looks to ink an iPhone deal with China Mobile, the largest mobile provider in the world, a new report reveals that company co-founder Steve Jobs has met personally with executives from the carrier on a number of occasions.

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Nokia expected to lose ground in China as Apple expands carriers

08/09/2011, 08:08 am

China, one major market where Nokia remains the leading smartphone vendor, is expected to see a "drastic realignment" in the coming months as Apple expands to new carrier partners.

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China Mobile, Apple reportedly ink deal to sell iPhone 4 by end of Oct.

08/05/2011, 11:08 am

Apple is said to have landed the biggest prize in the mobile industry, partnering with China Mobile, the largest wireless carrier in the world, according to alleged company filings.

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China's Mobile, Telecom, Unicom to sell Apple's iPhone 5 this year - report

07/22/2011, 08:07 am

Both China Unicom and China Telecom, two of the largest mobile carriers in the world, will sell Apple's fifth-generation iPhone as soon as this quarter, with the largest prize -- China Mobile -- to follow, according to a new report.

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Apple's China boom continues with 6x revenue growth to $3.8B

07/19/2011, 11:07 pm

Apple revealed Tuesday that its Greater China regional revenue saw a six-fold increase year over year to $3.8 billion, even while company executives admitted that they are barely "scratching the surface" of the Chinese market.

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China Telecom deal viewed as $9B revenue opportunity for Apple

07/14/2011, 01:07 am

Recent reports that China Telecom will begin offering the iPhone by the end of the year have prompted investment firms to crunch the numbers on the deal's potential revenue opportunity, with one analyst arriving at a figure of $9 billion.

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