China Mobile has signed a deal with Apple to offer iPhones on its network, reports “The Wall Street Journal” (, quoting an unnamed “person familiar with the situation said.” The article adds that this would give Apple a “big boost” in the world’s largest mobile market.

However, China Mobile Ltd, the country’s largest mobile operator, said it is still negotiating with Apple Inc to offer iPhones on its network. “We are still negotiating with Apple, but for now we have nothing new to announce,” China Mobile spokeswoman Rainie Lei told “Reuters” (