Apple products does not support the 3G mobile network of China Mobile
World’s biggest mobile operator China Mobile has revealed that the company is in talks with Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
Though the company executives did not disclose the subject of the talks, reports suggest that China Mobile could be discussing prospects of introducing an iPhone exclusively based on its network standard.
At present, Apple products do not support the 3G mobile network operating on China Mobile’s home-grown TDSCDMA standard.
The company does not sell iPhones through its retail network. However, China Mobile has 7.44 million iPhone users on its 2G network, China Mobile executives said at a news conference after the release of its first-half earnings.
China Unicom is the only operator in China that offers the iPhone.
Meanwhile, recent recruitment advertisements by Apple suggest that Apple may offer LTE or 4G connectivity in its next version of products.
According to a Forbes report, Apple is soliciting field test engineers with expertise in LTE.