Tim Cook reportedly visited China to talk iPhone with the carriers

Apple CEO Tim Cook has reportedly made another visit to China, with iPhone the topic of conversation with the nations carriers. Cook's third known trip to China has reportedly taken him to see China Telecom, China Unicom, and perhaps even the worlds largest carrier, China Mobile. From iFeng.com (translated):

Insiders pointed out that China and the Cook high-level talks with China Telecom, may mean that the new generation iPhone will likely be listed in China through China Telecom first sale.

Of course, when Tim Cook goes anywhere, and talks to anyone, there's bound to be speculation as to its purpose. China Telecom is already an Apple partner, and beyond talk of the next iPhone it's also speculated that Cook may have been there to discuss falling sales.

Chine Mobile on the other hand currently doesn't offer the iPhone. As the single largest carrier in the world, the numbers alone would dictate that Apple striking a deal to get the iPhone on China Mobile would be good business. Only time will tell what may come from it, but it's unlikely that the Apple CEO flew half way around the world for a vacation. Your thoughts?

Source: iFeng via 9to5Mac

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