“Cook tipped the upcoming release on Thursday in an interview with Chinese reporters,” Ong reports. “His visit to Beijing has included meetings with high-ranking government officials, visits to Apple stores and resellers and discussions with potential partner China Mobile… The Wi-Fi only version of the iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad arrived in China on December 7th, a week before the release of the iPhone 5.”
Ong reports, “Apple CEO Tim Cook also met with China Mobile chairman Xi Guohua on Thursday, a spokesman for the carrier confirmed to QQ Tech. The meeting is a crucial one, and it alone would make it worth the trip for the CEO, as China Mobile represents a massive untapped opportunity for Apple. With over 700 million subscribers, China Mobile is unchallenged as the largest carrier in the world.”
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