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China Mobile Confirms Another Recent Meeting Between Chairman and Apple CEO Tim Cook

Following up a report from earlier this week that Apple CEO Tim Cook had traveled to China, representatives for China Mobile have confirmed to Reuters that its Chairman, Xi Guohua, and Cook had met recently to discuss “matters of cooperation”. China Mobile, the world's largest carrier, is the only major Chinese carrier to not have a deal with Apple to distribute the iPhone.

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The meeting with China Mobile Chairman Xi Guohua in Beijing was to discuss matters of cooperation, the Chinese firm told Reuters in an emailed statement. It gave no further details.
Prior to this news, it was speculated that Cook may have visited China to discuss the potential for market growth in the region after Apple announced it fell 43 percent from the previous quarter during its quarterly earnings call. Cook is also said to have met with major Chinese carriers during his visit to discuss the impending launch of the heavily rumored low-cost iPhone in the region, potentially named the iPhone 5C. Earlier this year, Cook visited China to also discuss cooperation with China Mobile.

China Mobile and Apple have been reported to be in talks over the iPhone for several years, although no deal as yet been struck. Cook was spotted at China Mobile's headquarters in June 2011, and he visited with executives at the carrier again earlier this year during a trip to China.

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18 months ago
They all look like they just woke up and are a biiiiiit hung over. I always knew Tim was a badass.

Rating: 3 Votes
18 months ago

Dat face lolol :p


He looks like he's tired of China's ******** for sure. Poor guy.
Rating: 2 Votes
18 months ago
Surprised no-one in the UK has noticed the similarity between Tim Cook, and British TV presenter, and one-time drag act; Google "Lily Savage"...
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(Best thing about Paul is his recent programs supporting Battersea Dogs & Cats home.:D)
Rating: 2 Votes
18 months ago

the most frauds and fake things are in china and still apple wants to expand in china.


agreed, why are they really focused on china only.
Rating: 1 Votes
18 months ago
Not one of them wearing a tie - love it!
Rating: 1 Votes
18 months ago
It is the "I make a billion dollars, but I am really a down to earth carefree guy who wants to cast of the trappings of convention...".

Dress like you have a plan.
Rating: 1 Votes
18 months ago
Photo taken with a Samsung Galaxy 13mb S4
Rating: 1 Votes
18 months ago
I really don't like the name iPhone 5C, unless the C stands for "China". Any chance that Apple would make a unique, low cost iPhone just for the China market?
Rating: 1 Votes
18 months ago
"Too much Wasabi..."

-Tim Cook
Rating: 1 Votes
18 months ago
Looks like they are having a hard time to reach a deal!

The battle is about who will have the control over potentially a hundred million iphone customers; China Mobile doesn't want to give up control over its mobile users and they also want a lion's share over the sales of items from iTune and Appstore. But if Apple gives China Mobile a sweet deal, other carriers will demand the same thing. That would be a different headache for Tim.
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