Apple has bigger designs on the biggest smartphone market in the world.
New iPhones could help Apple catch up with Samsung in China — Samsung is now the single largest smartphone player in that market — if two likely scenarios happen.
First, Apple announces a lower-cost iPhone, rumored to be the 5C. That would provide a better match for China’s price-sensitive consumers.
Second, Apple cuts a deal with China Mobile, the biggest carrier in the largest smartphone market in the world.