Apple is likely to negotiate with China Telecom and China Unicom regarding plans to introduce the iPhone in China, the Shanghai Morning Post, quoted by a Xinhua news report, said.
The report quoted a source who made the forecast after China's largest mobile operator China Mobile stopped negotiation with Apple due to a disagreement over revenue sharing.
Before that, both China Unicom and China Mobile said last November they were willing to talk with Apple, the Xinhua report said.
China Unicom has a smaller market share than China Mobile, and is likely to accept Apple's request for high sharing proportion, the source said.
China's largest fixed operator China Telecom is another potential cooperator of Apple, though it has no mobile license yet.