The number of iPhone users of China Mobile, world’s largest mobile carrier based on the number of subscribers, has now reached 10 million, according to an announcement by its company Chairman on Monday, October 25, 2011.
The popularity of iPhone has grown significantly over the years since the release of the original iPhone in June 29, 2007 up to the iPhone 4S that features the latest mobile operating system iOS 5.
Wang Jianzhou, China Mobile Chairman, also revealed that they are discussing with Apple the details of making iPhone compatible with China Mobile‘s TD-LTE standard.
Several meetings by China Mobile with Steve Jobs, Apple Inc.‘s co-founder and former CEO, were made previously to discuss the introduction of an iPhone based on its own local network standard.
China Mobile is developing its next-generation TD-LTE mobile network technology and will be out for commercial trials next year in selected cities.
At the end of September, China Mobile increased its subscribers based to over 630 million, most of which are low-end users who only make calls and send text messages.