As Apple Expands in China, Local Smartphone Brands Look Overseas

A commuter uses her iPhone in Guangzhou, China Photograph by Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Apple is getting more aggressive in China. Even before Chief Executive Tim Cook met yesterday in Beijing with his counterpart at China Mobile, we knew Apple had made a breakthrough with the country’s largest cellular operator. After years of fruitless talks, Apple and China Mobile agreed last month to work together to sell the iPhone to the more than 760 million Chinese users of China Mobile’s network.

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