MIC Gadget runs this blurry shot said to depict Apple’s op-chief Tim Cook visiting China Mobile’s headquarters this morning. A First Financial Daily reporter who snapped up Cook described the executive as being “happy”. China Mobile, the country’s largest wireless operator, confirmed in May that it had “reached consensus” with Apple about supporting their fourth-generation TD-LTE radio technology in future iPhones.
Of course, Cook may be touring China Mobile in an attempt to secure a distribution contract as the carrier still doesn’t offer the handset to its 600+ million subscribers. On the other hand, we doubt a carrier deal would require the presence of the #1 executive who runs Apple in Jobs’ absence. Perhaps Cook is meeting the state-owned wireless operator to discuss the intricacies of a 4G LTE iPhone? File this one under the pure speculation drawer as we don’t get to see the man’s face.