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Update: China Unicom denies iPhone order

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Aug 2009 15:10 User comments (3)

Update: China Unicom denies iPhone order Yesterday we reported that China Unicom had made a large purchase of 5 million iPhone 3GS units, but today the carrier is denying the reports, calling the rumors "definitely not true."
China Unicom’s spokesman Yi Difei added that “talks between us and Apple have been going on for some time”, but no deal has been made as of yet, as some hurdles have not been cleared.

Apple spokeswoman in beijing Tiffany Yang also added that there was still no official word on the iPhone's launch in China.

We will keep you updated.

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3 user comments

116.8.2009 0:08

Why hasn't the iPhone been released in China? Is Apple scared of the fakes to come or something?

217.8.2009 6:18

Apple is a control-freak company. They don't want the iPhone to be available for every carrier, they prefer to sign deals with crummy carriers to sell the phones exclusivly for more than their worth, and packaged with plans that cost too much for what you get. Just look at what they did in the states: They teamed up with AT&T (a company with poor coverage and terrible customer relations), to sell the iPhone at far more than it is worth, and locked to a contract that costs too much.

317.8.2009 16:00

Originally posted by Morreale:
Why hasn't the iPhone been released in China? Is Apple scared of the fakes to come or something?
if they are the fear came much to late.

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