“Apple is reportedly in highest-level talks with the world’s largest mobile operator,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune.
“At a news conference following release of its first-half earnings, China Mobile (CHL) revealed Thursday that it has met several times with Steve Jobs to talk about Apple (AAPL) making an iPhone that would support its proprietary 3G standard, Reuters reports… Although the report of Jobs’ direct involvement is new, Apple has been keeping a close eye on the Chinese market for some time. In July, COO Tim Cook reported that Apple’s sales in Greater China grew six-fold year over year in Q3 to $3.8 billion,” P.E.D. reports.
P.E.D. reports, “Even without a contract with Apple, China Mobile — the world’s largest mobile phone operator with more than 600 million subscribers — says it already has 7.44 million iPhone users on its network.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Jax44” for the heads up.]