The Chinese carrier is also hoping that Apple will develop an iPhone that runs on its TD-SCDMA network.
"We hope that when they develop the next-generation models, since Apple can create CDMA, they can also consider developing TD-SCDMA," China Mobile Chairman Wang Jianzhou was quoted as saying on Wednesday by the Sina Technology news portal.
"These two years we have been discussing the issue. Right now the situation is moving forward. Apple has made it clear they will support TD-LTE," Wang said in Davos, Switzerland.
AT&T recently included Apple in a list of companies that would launch LTE devices in 2012. Its thought that the 2011 iPhone will be compatible with both CDMA and GSM technologies.