AFP reports that China Mobile, the largest mobile phone provider in China, is continuing to work with Apple on bringing the iPhone to the carrier's network.
"We really are still in talks with Apple...In our negotiations in the past, we insisted on sticking to our conditions," company chairman Wang Jianzhou told reporters on the sidelines of a regional mobile phone conference in Hong Kong.
"We are still very sincere about completing this negotiation."
China Mobile has been in discussions with Apple regarding the iPhone for quite some time, but a number of roadblocks have prevented the companies from striking a deal and allowed China Unicom to become the first carrier to offer the iPhone there.
Despite the setbacks and reports of slow sales for China Unicom, China Mobile apparently remains committed to landing the iPhone, having reiterated its interest several times in recent months.