China Might Get iPhone By September


According to a variety of sources (none of which are Apple), China Unicom has reached a three-year deal with Apple to sell the iPhone in China, which also happens to be the world's biggest cellphone market. A spokesperson from China Unicom would not confirm the reports, only to say the two companies are in negotiation. The deal could go official shortly, with both companies looking at a late September launch. One Chinese blog quotes offered up specifics of the deal: The Apple and China Unicom deal will be a 3-year exclusive. The iPhone will be customized for the China market (e.g. Chinese language and preloaded with “for China” apps). China Unicom will pay Apple 3,000 CNY ($439 USD) per unit. China Unicom will subsidize iPhone by … [Read more...]