As we reported last night, Apple has finally signed a deal with China Mobile, China’s largest mobile carrier with 700 million subscribers. Apple announced via press release that they have signed a multi-year agreement to bring iPhone to the largest mobile network.
It isn’t surprising the two companies struck a deal, especially because China, Japan and other Asian nations are huge growth opportunities for Apple, as it tries to expand outside the overly saturated United States.
Apple CEO Tim Cook seemed very enthusiastic when speaking about the new iPhone deal with China Mobile, statin, “Apple has enormous respect for China Mobile and we are excited to begin working together. China is an extremely important market for Apple and our partnership with China Mobile presents us the opportunity to bring iPhone to the customers of the world’s largest network.”
What does this mean for Apple? With the company finally signing a deal with the largest carrier in not only China, but the world, they will finally be able to boost iPhone sales beyond expectations. Since the iPhone 3G, Apple has brought the iPhone to so many more countries, but this is likely the biggest deal yet.
For Apple, China, Japan and other Asian nations are the future of the company. I see iPhones every where I go in the United States, and it is very obvious that Apple is maxing out on iPhone sales in the U.S, with many customers upgrading from previous generations.
China will finally be able to get the iPhone on the largest carrier in the world, with sales on China Mobile beginning on Friday, January 17, 2014.