But Apple’s main interest is China Mobile, the largest mobile operator in the world.
Cupertino has been trying for years to ink a deal with this operator and it looks like now they are approaching their goal.
According to Reuters, China Mobile CEO Xi Guohua said that discussions with Apple were positive and there are real opportunities to partner with the company.
Given the impending launch of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C this fall, Apple’s interest in concluding an agreement with China Mobile is very high.
Apple would thus have the opportunity to substantially increase its sales in China, because hundreds of millions of China Mobile customers have been waiting for a long time to be able to purchase subsidized iPhones.