“China Mobile Ltd said it’s still in talks with Apple Inc to sell iPhones amid mounting industry speculation that the pair are about to announce a deal to net the technology giant hundreds of millions of potential new customers,” Reuters reports.
“Xi Guohua, the chairman of the world’s largest mobile phone carrier, said on Wednesday morning that his company had no announcement to make on any deal to carry Apple’s smartphones,” Reuters reports. “Xi was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a conference in Guangzhou, a southern city of China.”
“The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this month that an announcement would be made ‘around Dec. 18,'” Reuters reports. “Xi’s comment on Wednesday that talks were continuing was first reported by local media and later confirmed by company spokesman Ge Qi.”
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