Months after much of the rest of the world, the iPhone 5 has finally received what should be the final approval for it to be sold in China. After having to pass significant regulatory hurdles, the device will finally be sold openly in the country it’s constructed.
The official approvals were spotted by the WSJ and Engadget, and the iPhone 5 has been marked as suitable for sale, and has been given a “networks access license”. This means that within a couple of weeks, it’ll be officially up on store shelves, and be carried by both China Unicom and China Telecom.
Unfortunately, the world’s largest carrier — China Mobile — won’t be getting the iPhone 5, as they run their own network type that the phone isn’t compatible with.
Now that Apple is on top of their supply issues for the iPhone 5, hopefully they’ll also be able to meet demand from the Chinese market, too.