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Thread: iPhone Finally Official in China
08-28-2009, 09:42 AM #1
iPhone Finally Official in China
No rumors or analyst reports this time guys! It's really really official! China will be getting the iPhone in Q4 this year - not too far eh? Per the official press announcement, China Unicom and Apple signed a 3 year contract, opposed to the 5 years rumored before.
On 28 August, the Company and Apple reached a three-year agreement for the Company to sell iPhone in China. The initial launch is expected to be in the fourth calendar quarter of 2009. This will provide users with brand new communication and information experience.
[ChinaUnicom via Engadget]
08-28-2009, 09:44 AM #2
08-28-2009, 09:53 AM #3
Onward! The march towards world domination continues.This is getting a lil' ridiculous...
08-28-2009, 10:33 AM #4
08-29-2009, 01:46 AM #5
08-29-2009, 01:49 AM #6
08-29-2009, 01:59 AM #7
okay, moving right along, most of the buyers of this china iphone will be wanting to re-enable the WIFI radio, which Unicom confirmed will be disabled -- in supposed compliance with chinese telecoms law. now wouldn't it be great if we could just jailbreak the china iphone with ultrasn0w or redsn0w, and thereby restore this critical function??
any dev team members want to take a crack at this? Saurik told me last week that we really need to wait to see the actual device, but any hypothetical thoughts on whether a simple jailbreak would have the potential for revealing a WIFI on/off switch. Is it possible they'll simply remap the main "settings" page to omit the WI-FI connected/not connected slider switch?
Euphonius in Beijing
08-29-2009, 02:06 AM #8
No way of knowing without seeing a device.
08-29-2009, 10:11 AM #9
Well at least Apple finally got it's claws into China. It ought to be interesting to see how well iPhone sells in that market.160GB iPod Classic
8GB 2G - Firmware 2.2.1 PWN'D
8GB 3G - Firmware 3.0 PWN'D
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