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iPhone finally official in China

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 01 Nov 2009 16:21 User comments (3)

iPhone finally official in China Apple has officially begun selling the iPhone smartphone in China, marking the first time the smartphone has been available in the nation with the world's largest amount of mobile subscribers.
China Unicom, the second largest carrier in the nation began selling the phone on Friday, and has two models available, 8GB and 32GB.

Each model can be purchased with 3-year contract but the prices are very expensive, even for an Apple device. The smaller capacity model will sell for 4,999 yuan ($700+ USD) and the larger model will sell for 6,999 yuan ($1000+ USD).

Besides the giant price tag, the Chinese iPhones are Wi-Fi crippled, in accordance with Chines regulations.

Unicom says it hopes to sell 5 million units within 3 years.

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3 user comments

11.11.2009 21:03

hot damn for an Iphone? i think they plan on making a lot since there are a lot of people in china

21.11.2009 21:24

I hope they start mass producing better fakes now :)

32.11.2009 11:45

well considering you can go to hong kong and get an unlocked 32gb 3gs for around $700usd with wifi. i don't see them selling a ton of these... except in rural areas

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