China Telecom in Talks to Launch CDMA iPhone?

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    With much of the current excitement surrounding a recent report regarding the beginning of production for a CDMA-based iPhone 4 focused on Verizon in the United States, it pays to remember that there are a few other carriers around the world that could also take advantage of such a handset.

    Reuters reports on an article from the South China Morning Post which points to a report from a Deutsche Bank analyst claiming that China Telecom, the country's third-largest carrier, is in talks to bring the iPhone to its CDMA network early next year.
    China Unicom, the country's second-largest carrier, is currently the exclusive iPhone provider in China and is currently struggling to meet demand for the just-released iPhone 4.

    Article Link: China Telecom in Talks to Launch CDMA iPhone?
  2. spazzcat macrumors 68020


    Jun 29, 2007
    I think this is what the CDMA iPhone is for and less likely VZW...
  3. reckless2k2 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 10, 2008
    I said this same thing several threads back about the subject. I'm inclined to believe the same. If Verizon got a CMDA iPhone, it would be incidental to a China CDMA phone. Depending on the success in the market and the device tolerance, then a consideration would be given to the US market. Probably more than a year away at least and by that time Verizon is going to have much larger LTE adoption. We will see but I certainly think that if any CDMA phone is being made, it's for China.
  4. mrkramer macrumors 603


    Jul 11, 2006
    I think it's more likely it's for both, it would make no sense for Apple to develop a CDMA iPhone and not give it to Verizon. looking at this list from wikipedia Verizon appears to be the largest CDMA carrier in the world.
  5. zirconiawoods macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2011
    will the china telecom really can sell the iPhone 4?

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