China Mobile in iPhone Talks with Apple

Ainsley Jones

Last week, China Unicom reached a deal with Apple to sell the company's popular iPhone. However, the deal was not exclusive as previously reported and JLM Pacific Epoch reports that Apple remains in talks with China Mobile, the world's biggest carrier in terms of subscribers.


One road block in the two companies' dealings is China Mobile's plans to open its own application store, which would potentially compete with Apple's App Store. Another snag is China Mobile's domestically developed standard for its 3G network which is not compatible with current iPhone models, according to PC World.

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Dec 6, 2009 2:37 AM mobile application development mobile application development  says:

Thanks a lot for the great entry. It was really interesting to read this post but I have to admit that I have not known that China Unicom reached a deal with Apple to sell the company's popular iPhone. All information about iPhones are  very interesting and useful for me because I work in the mobile development sector. Thanks a lot one more time for sharing this interesting news and I will definitely bookmark your blog.

Mar 17, 2010 5:36 AM Williams Williams  says: in response to mobile application development

Thats intresting news for me that China industry deals with Apple on iPhone talks. I have seen many iPhone Apps based in voice Apps. Just want to see more on it.

Williams from iPhone Application Developer

Apr 7, 2010 9:05 AM iPhone Application Development iPhone Application Development  says:

Nice to know that China Mobile in iPhone talks with Apple. Thanks for the update.

Jun 9, 2010 2:55 AM pda data collection software pda data collection software  says:

Thanks for this! I love your site, and the iPhone  makes it even more accessible. Kudos to you and your developers!

Sep 15, 2010 8:11 AM iPhone Development iPhone Development  says:

Perhaps you're right. But the real point is that, despite NonZealot's spin

and insinuation, there's nothing sinister in Apple deciding that they're

not interested in the deal offered by ChinaMobile and, consequently,

looking elsewhere. It's just the marketplace in action, even in a

communist country. iPad Developer Custom Software Development Mobile Application Development iPhone Application Development iPhone Games Development

Sep 15, 2010 8:12 AM Custom Software Development Custom Software Development  says: in response to pda data collection software

There's a whole ecosystem that allows dozens of manufacturers to make good $ selling cases, car chargers, and so on for iPod and iPhone

First off, these aren't partners, they pay Apple a ton of money for the right to label their packaging "Made for iPod". There is no partnership there, there is Apple milking a brand name for all it is worth. Don't get me wrong, Apple should milk their brand name but make no mistakes, that isn't a partnership.

However, since you brought it up, Apple has shown a pattern of abuse towards companies it does business with. First they allowed clones, then out of the blue, stopped allowing them, screwing all those poor clone makers out of business. First they allowed Apple resellers and then they screwed all those Apple resellers by withholding stock, denying warranty repairs, and selling stock at the Apple store at below cost, a classic monopolist move. Google for Apple reseller class action lawsuit and you will see many hits describing just how good a partner Apple was.

You might be able to make money with Apple for the short term but in the long term, Jobs will always find a way of making you pay dearly for it.

Nov 24, 2010 2:35 AM property management property management  says:

China mobile in iPhone talks with apple,even makes it more accessible..

Nov 29, 2010 3:43 AM nike nike  says: in response to Custom Software Development

you give us unique and intersting information about iphon and china mobile.So thanks for such a amazing analysis.


Nov 30, 2010 11:13 AM plumber luton plumber luton  says:

nice knowledge that apple has shown a pattern of abuse towards companies it does business with..

Jan 11, 2011 11:41 AM Android mobile application Android mobile application  says:

Glad to find out that China has opened its borders to the world.. let's wait till it will join The World Net.

Mar 4, 2011 4:51 AM iPhone Development iPhone Development  says:

I seriously doubt the iphone will ever have strong sales in China. I'm sure the prices at China Mobile will be similar to what China Unicom has.

Oct 24, 2011 3:49 AM Dmitry Dmitry  says: in response to iPhone Application Development

I've long been watching China. I fully agree with their politics, Apple is a gret choise.

Dmirty from iphone application development company.

Oct 28, 2011 3:33 AM asbestos surveyor asbestos surveyor  says:

It,s great opportunity for China unicom to work with such a great company.

Nov 11, 2011 6:08 AM iphone development iphone development  says: in response to pda data collection software

Apple is leader in the manufacture of Iphone. I think nothing happents.

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