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China Finally Gets iPhone

Category: Mobile
Posted: 02:10PM

The iPhone was officially launched in the most populated country on Friday. The phone is being sold through China Unicom, which is currently the second largest carrier in the country. It is likely hoping the iPhone will increase its market share in the coming years. However, the 8GB model will run consumers $732 without a contract. There are plenty of places in the country that sell gray-market models, which will be much cheaper. Another drawback of the Chinese iPhone is the lack of Wi-Fi due to government regulations.

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CowKing on November 1, 2009 07:45PM
is that yen or actual US dollars cause there's no way china's citizens can afford that even the middle class
d3bruts1d on November 2, 2009 04:28AM
According to the source article: "...4,999 yuan (about $732) for the 8GB 3G model to 6,999 yuan (about $1,025) for the 32GB 3GS phone (sans contract)."

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