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Apple finally enters the world’s biggest mobile market
Major Chinese news portal 163.com is reporting that Apple has finally signed a deal with China Unicom to bring the iPhone 3G to mainland China in October. This is huge news for Apple, which is now to enter a market with around 700 million mobile phone users, the biggest in the world (US: around 270 million).
Following months of negotiations between Apple and China Unicom, “industry insiders” are reportedly expecting an official announcement to be made by the country’s second biggest mobile telecommunications company tomorrow in Hong Kong.
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wow... well im happy apple stock was handsomely priced back in the day
I wonder what they will sell the iphone for over there
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Chinese users will get the iPhone 3G with 8GB for $365 with a 2-year contract and a monthly rate of $27 (minimum). The Wi-Fi function will be disabled initially but may be added in the future, along with China’s homegrown WAPI (WLAN Authentication and Privacy Infrastructure) standard.
Originally Posted by MR. H
Also, it seems that China Unicom simply purchased a huge quantity of these devices, rather then entering into the same deal AT&T had to split the revenue on sales. I'm wondering if the Chinese government had a hand in the crippling of the Wi-Fi feature.