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Topic: China Mobile

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.


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.


China Telecom to launch iPhone in late 2011 - report

07/12/2011, 11:07 pm

China Telecom plans to begin selling Apple's iPhone by the end of this year, breaking rival China Unicom's exclusive hold on the iPhone market in the country, according to a new report.


New photo fuels rumors of TD-capable iPhone 5 for China Mobile in 2011

07/07/2011, 10:07 am

A photo purportedly showing an iPhone prototype running on China Mobile's current 3G TD-SCDMA network is being singled out Thursday as the latest piece of evidence to suggest Apple is nearing a "watershed" agreement to bring the touchscreen handset to the world's largest mobile carrier as early as September.


China Mobile rumored to get Apple's fifth-gen iPhone in September

06/23/2011, 04:06 pm

China Mobile could be among the first carriers to offer Apple's next-generation handset when it becomes available later this year, according to a new rumor.


China Mobile deal, 'mini iPhone' would give Apple larger piece of $70B market

06/23/2011, 09:06 am

With rumors and evidence of an agreement between China Mobile and Apple continuing to grow, one Wall Street analyst believes the growth of mobile Internet in the nation of over 1 billion "opens up a whole new world" for the iPhone.


Apple COO spotted at China Mobile HQ, spurring rumors of an iPhone deal

06/22/2011, 03:06 pm

Apple's chief operating officer, Tim Cook, was reportedly spotted Wednesday at the headquarters of China Mobile, the largest wireless carrier in the world.


China Mobile, Apple agree on 4G TD-LTE technology

05/19/2011, 03:05 am

China Mobile revealed Thursday that it had reached an agreement with Apple to eventually support the carrier's fourth-generation TD-LTE data network, though it was unable to provide details on when exactly a 4G iPhone will arrive.


LTE iPhone pushed to 2012; China Mobile may get iPhone in September

05/18/2011, 02:05 am

Apple had originally planned a 2011 release for an LTE-capable iPhone, but has pushed back its timeline for the device because of production constraints, according to a new report out of the Far East. Meanwhile, sources indicate that China Mobile will likely begin selling Apple's next-generation iPhone later this year.


Apple rumored to release 'iPhone 4S' with T-Mobile, Sprint support in Sept.

05/13/2011, 04:05 pm

A new report claims that the fifth-generation iPhone will be a relatively minor update dubbed "4S" that will bring support for both Sprint and T-Mobile networks in the U.S.


Cheaper iPhone could give Apple control of China's smartphone market

03/30/2011, 09:03 am

A new survey shows that Apple is poised to capitalize on an explosion in sales of 3G smartphones in China, with the iPhone the most popular option, though lower prices could give it the lion's share of sales.


China Mobile exec: Apple interested in building 4G LTE iPhone at an 'early date'

03/04/2011, 08:03 am

The chairman of carrier China Mobile has indicated that Apple has shown interest in quickly developing a 4G long-term evolution capable high-speed version of its iPhone.


Verizon iPhone Qualcomm baseband, Netgear CEO apologizes, Apple hiring more LTE engineers

02/01/2011, 01:02 am

With Monday's release of iOS 4.2.6 for the Verizon CDMA iPhone, one hacker claims to have confirmation that Apple went with Qualcomm for the CDMA baseband. Also, Netgear CEO Patrick Lo has apologized for comments he made about Steve Jobs, and Apple job listings reveal that the iPhone maker continues to look for engineers with LTE experience, possibly in preparation for a 4G LTE iPhone.


China Mobile exec says Apple is working on a 4G LTE iPhone

01/26/2011, 09:01 am

The chairman of carrier China Mobile said on Wednesday that Apple has "made it clear" that the company intends to support high-speed long-term evolution 4G wireless technology in a future update to the iPhone.


Analyst sees CDMA iPhone coming to China Telecom, India's Reliance

01/11/2011, 10:01 pm

One Wall Street analyst said Tuesday that global CDMA carriers, including China Telecom and Indian carrier Reliance, are expected to begin carrying the new CDMA iPhone 4 "over time."


China catches 'Apple fever' as potential iPhone market continues to grow

12/20/2010, 02:12 pm

The iPhone 4 has been selling at a pace much faster than its predecessor, the iPhone 3GS, serving as evidence that China is catching "Apple fever," according to one analyst.


Apple struggles to meet iPhone 4, iPad, MacBook Air demand in China

12/07/2010, 08:12 am

Apple's hottest products are facing significant demand in China, with the 11-inch MacBook Air, certain versions of the iPad, and the iPhone 4 all facing shortages.


Government regulators warn China Unicom over new iPhone 4 contract rules

12/03/2010, 12:12 am

Chinese government regulators have rebuked China Unicom for its new guidelines restricting contracts for Apple's iPhone 4. The guidelines were instituted Wednesday in order to curb rampant scalping of both the iPhone and prepaid microSIM cards.


Apple shows interest in Verizon LTE 4G, deal with China Mobile

11/18/2010, 03:11 pm

Verizon's Chief Executive said Apple's interest in his carrier's forthcoming long-term evolution 4G network helped to forge a deal to sell the iPad. Also, a new report claims Apple has entered into some type of agreement with China Mobile, the largest wireless carrier in the world.


Scalpers force Apple to require reservations for iPhone buyers

10/08/2010, 08:10 pm

Apple is attempting to block scalpers by instituting new restrictions preventing walk-in sales of the iPhone at Apple Stores in China. Customers must first reserve an iPhone on Apple's website before visiting an Apple Retail Store to complete the purchase.