Some 10 months or so after Apple CEO Tim Cook’s last visit to China, he’s made another trip out. It may be interesting to note that since Cook’s last trip, Apple has more than doubled its retail presence in the country, from 5 Apple stores back in early 2012 to 11 at the current time. As to the details of his trip, well we only have bits and pieces.
Cook reportedly met with U.S. ambassador Gary Locke, as well as several other officials. Bloomberg has more on the story:
Cook today met Miao Wei, head of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, to talk about the development of China’s information technology industry, global mobile communications and Apple’s business in China, according to a statement posted on the ministry’s website.
As we mentioned in our previous post speculating about a larger-but-cheaper iPhone for emerging markets, there has been a lot of speculation about whether Cook is trying to work out a deal with China Mobile, China’s largest phone carrier. Of the three big telecommunication companies in China, China Mobile is the only one that does not yet support the iPhone.
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