Apple has, for a long time, intended to make a more substantial effort to capture the Chinese market, and with both the new iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s hitting China from the get-go, said this effort is most certainly in motion. To add to this, it would appear that the iPhone 5c and 5s have now passed the mandatory certification to carry radios compliant with China Mobile. Not only is it the largest carrier in China by a considerable distance, but it’s actually the biggest network the world over, and the grand launch should be hitting its 750 million users at some point in the near future. More details can be found right here after the leap.
Not only has Apple struggled to really make the kind of impression it would like on the Chinese market, but all previous attempts to form some kind of partnership with China Mobile have gone down like a lead balloon. This is, without doubt, very significant news for Apple, and aside from the launch of the iPhone 5c and 5s, perhaps the biggest piece of news out of Cupertino all year.
There was much talk in the lead-up to the iPhone 5c that the cheaper handset would be a key component in Apple’s ongoing quest to tap into emerging markets, and with both the budget model and the new flagship having passed this most essential certification, it shouldn’t be too long before consumers can begin to reap the benefits.