According to Unwired View, at the 2012 China Mobile Worldwide Developer Conference, speaking on the availability of the new iPhone, China Mobile’s president Li Yue said that “technology is not a problem, [it is] mainly about business model and benefit-sharing issues.”
Until now, speculation has pointed to China Mobile’s network exclusive TD-SCDMA technology as being the problem.
Li’s statement could also mean that Apple and China Mobile are currently in negotiations about a possible deal.
China Mobile is the country’s largest mobile carrier and the world’s biggest wireless service provider with 703 million subscribers.
The iPhone 5 will be officially launched on China Unicom on December 14.