Apple is in talks with China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile carrier to possibly offering the iPhone to its customers, the company’s chairman told shareholders today. “China Mobile and Apple both have the will to strengthen cooperation,” Chairman Xi Guohua said, according to Bloomberg. “When there is more specific news, we will disclose it.”
The company will expand its fourth-generation network trial to nine cities, from six in 2011, and add 20,000 base stations to the 900 it tested last year, Chief Executive officer Li Yue told the meeting today, reiterating a plan announced in March. If the trial is a success, the total number of 4G base stations will climb to 200,000 next year, he said.