“Apple Inc.’s deal with China Mobile Ltd. to sell iPhones won’t be limited to handsets, but will also entail broad cooperation between the two companies, the chairman of the world’s largest carrier said Wednesday,” Paul Mozur reports for The Wall Street Journal.
“China Mobile Chairman Xi Guohua said that already multi-millions of Apple’s iPhones have been ordered by its customers, signaling strong demand for the device. Apple’s iPhones will begin selling at China Mobile, the world’s largest carrier by subscribers, starting Friday,” Mozur reports. “Speaking in a small media briefing to Chinese media and The Wall Street Journal, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said he is ‘incredibly optimistic’ about the outcome of the cooperation with the Chinese carrier.”
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Apple CEO Cook heralds ‘watershed moment’ in China, signals plans to broaden China Mobile alliance – January 15, 2014