Apple and China Mobile Talk over TD-SCDMA iPhone
The iconic iPhone has been available in China via China Unicom for some time now; however Apple wants their iPhone with China’s largest mobile phone carrier, China Mobile; thus according to an article over on alibaba, China Mobile and Apple are at the negotiation table and talking.
Apparently China Mobile’s Chairman and CEO, Wang Jianzhou has stated that China Mobile is in talks with Apple with a view to include TD-SCDMA in the next generation of the iPhone, sources have said.
TD-SCDMA is China’s home grown 3G standard and China Mobile requires the iPhone to be able to use TD-SCDMA especially as China Mobile has a 3G user base of some 3.41 million as of the end of last year.
China Mobile is expecting to grab more market share with a TD-SCDMA enabled iPhone amid intense competition in the domestic market with rivals China Telecom and China Unicom, with China Unicom already offering the iPhone in China as of Q4 09.