外文标题：Apple, China Mobile sign iPhone deal
New York (AFP) - Apple has unveiled a long-anticipated deal with China Mobile, the world's biggest wireless carrier, to bring the iPhone to customers in a market dominated by low-cost Android smartphones.
The deal gives Apple a bigger entry into the huge Chinese market and China Mobile's estimated 760 million subscribers. The network is also rolling out the world's biggest 4G network.
Under the agreement, iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c phones will be available at China Mobile and Apple retail stores across mainland China starting January 17, Apple said in a statement. Pricing details were not announced.
And another company sells its soul to China. China will own America at the rate they're going and with our own money, no less. Our greed makes us stupid.
China Mobile has 760 million customers and Apple needed a sales volume guarantee? The must be afraid that Chinese consumers won't get why they should pay twice as much for less features.
The majority of Chinese don't make the money to be able to afford the cost of a real I-phone. they also will not buy a new product every time the company comes out with a new one which is a key part of Apple's business plan. Plus they can get the a knock off from their uncle for a lot less than what they will have to pay for a genuine Apple.
Der T Sanchez
Chinese are stupid....they will slave away for a year eating grubs just to buy an iphone.
@Sanchez. Same with some Americans I know.
Jay, Der T and Indy...ler me guess, you have never conducted business in China...or any other country outside the USA...because, not one of you know what you are talking about.
Who cares, if one American is going to dump Apple and buy Canadian Blackberry. Apple is not worried about one or two cowboys.
$700 phone ? maybe they should buy their phones from America ,
we can get them made cheaper in another country and ship them
to China. ........ 760 million subscribers ? how many people live in America ?
Oh that is right everyone in America has 4 phones that makes us even.
I have only 1 cellphone and all it does is text and obviously i can speak to other people on it.
...and i am an American.
The chinese may be cheap...
But they are very smart...
Not only is almost every product made in china...
It is just that they stick together with one another...
Tell me this...
When was the last time you saw a non chinese person working at a chinese food restaurant???
I only see the whole family of them doing their specified tasks...
Wake Up Call
I tried working in a Chinese restaurant once. Got fired for rescuing a cat.
I've seen plenty of them. But I really don't keep stat's on such things
About half the workers in Chinese restaurants seem to be Mexican these days.
Its not that i don't agree with you, but I'm white, and in my youth i worked at a Chinese restaurant. I believe all the cooks were Chinese, but most of the support staff was white. Then agian i live in Maine, there is not a large Chinese population here.
Big corporations like GM & Apple know very well they can't ignore the huge Chinese market & have to continously invest in China in order to prop up or achieve their sales targets.
So to those sheeples who only know how say "Stop buying Chinese junks" or "Pull out all the manufacturings in China", they are wasting their time & breath.
apple is slave labor company. only way apple make money is to sell garbage phone to people in china
And since they are not really in China prior how are they making their $30 billion a quarter...
Jeffrey, How do you like working for Samsung!
Would rather support Samsung, than the Chinese.
This will be a good test to see if Chinese consumer are as gullible as American consumers.
All consumers are the same & they are all blind.
760 million? Jeez.
They're made in China so now they too can buy junky Apple phones! Nice move Apple.
Hopefully, with all that money, they won't have to work more Chinese to death
The IPhone is made in China nut it costs more there? That is wierd
Apple phone's are for kids.
I don't buy apple. never have and never will.
I will never buy an Iphone made in China....
I dont like the small screen and high cost even though I admire quality of Apple.