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iPhone with Wi-Fi heading to China?

Postby long_way » Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:11 pm

July 12, 2010, 5:40 AM ET

Apple’s Wi-Fi-Enabled iPhone Clears a Hurdle in China

By Owen Fletcher

Chinese consumers may have to stick with the gray market for the iPhone 4, but older iPhones with Wi-Fi could be coming to the country soon.

A new version of Apple’s handset with Wi-Fi wireless Internet capability received a Chinese network access license last week, according to a notice posted on the Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center’s website, indicating the device could soon make its debut in China.

A Wi-Fi-enabled iPhone would likely be more attractive to Chinese consumers than versions of the phone now offered by China Unicom. Sales of those models, which have Wi-Fi disabled, got off to a slow start after their launch late last year.

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