An anonymous reader writes: After years of speculation, rumors, and not-so-secret meetings with China Mobile executives, Apple this week finally inked a deal to bring the iPhone to China Mobile.
The deal provides Apple with a tremendous and arguably unprecedented opportunity for growth. With upwards of 740 million subscribers, China Mobile is by and far the largest wireless carrier on the planet. By way of comparison, Verizon, the largest carrier in the U.S., boasts approximately 120 million subscribers.
It's believed the phone will launch sometime around December 18