BusinessWeek reports tonight (January 18, 2008) that Apple is looking for a new Chinese iPhone partner. According to BusinessWeek, China Unicom and aspiring mobile operator China Telecom, are the leading contenders after China Mobile halted talks with Apple. This this dubious story is based on an anonymous industry source. How much credibility do I give this report? Not much.
For a much better albeit somewhat dated BusinessWeek article, see - China’s iPhone fans find a way