The Wall Street Journal first reported the news, Apple has struck a deal with China Mobile to officially sell the iPhone on the carrier. the phones should be available later this month; this could be timed around a December 18th event where China Mobile will announce a brand for its new 4G service. The deal would give Apple potential access to over 700 million customers in the second-largest economy in the world.
The Apple iPhone 5s and 5c both feature support for China Mobile’s TD-LTE network. The devices have already received regulatory approval.