In March, we reported how happy China Unicom was while partnering with Apple. Now it seems that the happiness would exist for a longer time as China Unicom is planning to extend partnership with Apple.
Recently, there have been various news reports about the growing popularity and sales of iPhone in China. With over a billion cell phone users, and still growing, China is a crucial market for Apple in its quest to sell more smartphones.
It was recently revealed by China Mobile that the company was in ongoing negotiations with Apple to bring the iPhone to its network. Reuters reported that chairman Xi Guohua said that the company is “actively talking to Apple” to shareholders during the company meeting.
Recently, China Telecom posted disappointing quarterly earnings for Q1 2012. It and is turning to the iPhone to help it turn things around.
First Apple CEO Tim Cook visited China. Then Foxconn planned to expand workforce to meet target set by Apple regarding iPhone production.
Last time, China Unicom was in news for offering free iPhone 4S under certain conditions.
Last month, we reported the technical issues regarding iPhone 4S not supporting China Mobile SIM cards. This issue was confirmed by Apple as well as China Mobile. Now the good news is that the issue has been fixed. Apple has a really big heart because Appel fixed this issue without partnership.
Earlier there were reports of iPhone 4S to be available on China Telecom in February. With February almost over, people in China must be wondering why iPhone 4S is not available on China Telecom.
New issues regarding iPhone 4S are cropping up in China. Apple has confirmed that some people are experiencing compatibility issues when putting a China Mobile SIM card in the new iPhone 4S. China Mobile itself has also confirmed this issue.
Yesterday, we reported the recently concluded agreement between Apple and China Telecom. iPhone 4S will be available on China Telecom very soon.