China is already the world’s largest market for smartphones, after beating the U.S., and is expected to continue to increase its fleet of terminals next year. Not surprisingly, it is expected that in 2014 the Asian giant Apple reach 450 million smartphone in units sold.
This is why Apple has not hesitated to launch into this lucrative market and just signed an agreement with China Mobile, the largest mobile operator in the world, which could serve a market of 700 million potential customers.
Today, only China Unicom and China Telecom sold the new Apple iphone in the region. So, for the first time, Apple company will make China one of its priority markets, following the agreement signed with China Mobiles. It will be on December 18 when China Mobile has announced the launch of its 4G connection service and take the event to launch the the first iPhones in Chinese market.
China has been a major target market for Apple for several years. Not surprisingly, the Chinese smartphone is the third largest company in the market, after U.S. and Europe. In addition, the agreement signed with China Mobile gives you access to a shuttle service seven times more powerful, thanks to the recent 4G, compared to that offered by Verizon Wireless which is the largest U.S. operator.
Precisely, yes to this agreement has come just a day after the Chinese government emitiese licenses for Mobile Connect 4G, China Mobile being one of the three big winners, along with China Unicom and China Telecom.
So far, China Mobile was one of the largest company in the world that did not have the ability to sell the iPhone and although it has managed to attract smaller customers because carriers have better coverage, union with Apple is expected as one of the key to attract more customers to its network .