Posted by News | Posted on 09-01-2012 | comments: 0| Posted in
China Telecom ad Apple are in a process of negotiation about a version of iPhone built for the needs of the former. It’s not yet clear if the device is the iPhone 4S, the latest version of the iPhone. Apple’s iPhone was originally only built for networks using the WCDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access) standard. But last year, Apple launched an iPhone 4 compatible with CDMA-based networks, leading to speculation that the device would eventually be offered by China Telecom.
Currently, China Telecom’s rival China Unicom has been the only carrier to officially sell the iPhone in the country. On January 13, China Unicom will start selling the iPhone 4S. China Telecom, which has 123 million mobile subscribers, plans to begin selling an iPhone device sometime this year, but negotiations with Apple are still ongoing. The company could end up selling an iPhone 4S or a future iPhone 5, depending on China Telecom’s final agreement and when it is reached, according to the company’s spokesman Xu Fei.