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[December 22, 2013]

Apple, China Mobile agree to sell iPhone in China

(Japan Economic Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) NEW YORK, Dec. 22 -- (Kyodo) _ Apple Inc. said Sunday it has agreed with China Mobile to bring the iPhone to the world's largest mobile network serving over 760 million customers.

Under their multiyear agreement, the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c will be available at Apple and China Mobile stores across mainland China from Jan. 17.

China is "an extremely important market for Apple," where iPhone customers "are an enthusiastic and rapidly growing group," said Apple CEO Tim Cook in a press release.

The collaboration comes at a time when China Mobile is rolling out the world's largest 4G network to cover 16 cities including Beijing and Shanghai by the year-end and over 340 cities by the end of 2014, according to the release.

(c) 2013 Kyodo News International, Inc.

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