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- Jun 18, 2010
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[FONT="]The Wall Street Journal reports today that Apple is on the verge of being able to offer the iPhone 4 in China via China Mobile. This is particularly significant for Apple because not only is state-owned China Mobile the biggest carrier in China, it is in fact the biggest carrier in the world, with 600 million subscribers. Apple already sells the iPhone in China via China Unicom, the second largest carrier in China with 200 million subscribers. According to the WSJs sources, the iPhone will probably be available via China Mobile within the next 12 months. Exactly when depends on whether or not Apple elects to go with China Mobiles homegrown technology standard, TD-SCDMA, or opts to wait until the roll out of the carriers fourth-gen network, TD-LTE, which it has been testing in some cities in China. [/FONT]
Source: Apple Seeks to Broaden iPhone in China - WSJ.comChina has the potential to become the second largest and perhaps even the largest market [for the company] over time, Shaw Wu, analyst with Sterne Agee in San Francisco told the WSJ.