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

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94 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"...


(Best thing about Paul is his recent programs supporting Battersea Dogs & Cats home.:D)
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94 months ago

Dat face lolol :p


He looks like he's tired of China's ******** for sure. Poor guy.
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94 months ago
iPhone 5"China"

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?
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94 months ago
Photo taken with a Samsung Galaxy 13mb S4
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94 months ago
"Too much Wasabi..."

-Tim Cook
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