""For years now, Apple has been trying to rule the smartphone market in China. Its latest iPhone offering might just do the trick.
The breakthrough appears to be an imminent partnership with China Mobile, the country's largest mobile service provider. Apple has been trying to sign a contract with China Mobile to sell its iPhones, but the tie-up has been held back due to incompatible technology.
The iPhone 5, however, has been built to support the frequency bands that China Mobile adopts for its homegrown 3G networks, paving the way for the deal to be inked by early 2013 - a development analysts say could double sales of iPhones in China.""