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Apple CEO visits China, likely to hash out China Mobile iPhone deal

Apple CEO Cook China Mobile iPhone

With Apple’s market share in China under pressure, CEO Tim Cook seems to be taking a renewed focus on hammering out a deal with China Mobile to carry the iPhone. Chinese publication reports that Cook is in China this week and will likely meet with executives from China Mobile “in the coming days” to talk about bringing the iPhone to the world’s largest mobile carrier. Getting a deal with China Mobile done would more than double the potential number of iPhone users in China since the carrier’s 730 million subscribers are more than twice the combined subscribers held by rival carriers China Telecom and China Unicom.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.