Report: China Mobile to Sell Subsidized iPhones

Apple (AAPL) rumor du jour: Research firm JLM Pacific Epoch is reporting that a publication called China Communications quotes “an insider close to China Mobile (CHL)” as saying the carrier has decided to sell subsidized Apple iPhones in China. Not the firm sourcing you might prefer, but interesting nonetheless. The item says that, according to the insider, “the would-be mobile partners are nearing the end of talks that aim to avoid passing on the relatively high price of iPhones to Chinese consumers by having Mobile subsidize the phones.”

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