Apple to support China Mobile's 4G platform

26 Jan 2011

Reuters reports that Apple fully supports China Mobile’s fourth generation platform – TD-LTE – and that talks are ongoing over a possible iPhone tie up with the carrier. China Mobile, the world’s largest wireless network operator by subscribers, has been negotiating for years with Apple to develop an iPhone that runs on TD-SCDMA, the home-grown 3G standard. ‘We hope that when they develop the next-generation models, since Apple can create CDMA, they can also consider developing TD-SCDMA,’ China Mobile Chairman Wang Jianzhou was quoted as saying by the Sina Technology news portal. Currently the iPhone is only available from China Unicom, China’s second-largest mobile carrier, which runs on the W-CDMA standard.