Apple has finally signed a deal to make the iPhone available through China Mobile, starting on 17 January 2014.
The Chinese operator is the single largest in the world - in August, it had over 740m subscribers, a number that's sure to have grown since.
Under the deal, the iPhone 5S and 5C will be available from China Mobile and Apple retail locations across mainland China - one of the few markets globally that Apple has had trouble cracking.
“Apple has enormous respect for China Mobile and we are excited to begin working together,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook. “China is an extremely important market for Apple and our partnership with China Mobile presents us the opportunity to bring iPhone to the customers of the world's largest network.”