To build on its fledging 7.5% share of smartphone sales in China, Apple has inked a partnership with market leader China Telecom as the reality that its existing partnership with the 2nd largest carrier in the world’s largest market for smartphones has allowed Samsung to zoom past it with a 24.3% market share.
China Telecom started offering iPhone units only this March.
It’s a familiar strategy to Filipinos. iPhone used to be carried only by Globe Telecom, but, starting December 2011, market leader Smart Communications started offering it, too.
Read Bloomberg’s report on the market realities in China and how iPhone is faring there.
Read Business Insider’s report on what is at stake if iPhone is crushed in China.