China greenlights iPhone 4, South Korea gets it on Friday
iPhone 4 has finally received much-needed network approval from the People’s Republic of China, allowing Apple to crack open the 1.4 billion people market two and a half months after the handset launched in the US, UK, Germany, France, and Japan. According to Fox Business, China’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center (their equivalent of the FCC) has awarded a network license for iPhone 4, breaking the barrier that kept China Unicom, the country’s iPhone carrier, from selling the phone in the country.
Apple is in the middle of a major retail push in China. The firm has opened its second retail store in the Shanghai’s Pudong district, featuring a stunning 40ft high glass cylinder. Two more stores are planned in Shanghai, in addition to up to 25 stores scheduled to open in the country by the end of 2011.
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