In the wake of the latest comments from China Unicom CEO Chang Xiaobing (stating that China Unicom and Apple are engaged in discussions over the possibility of delivering an “official” WiFi-enabled iPhone to China) there were rumors that China Unicom would drop the price of the current iPhone models, which have no WiFi capability (no WiFi chip – [...]
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Even before iPhone officially launched in China, there was considerable buzz in China’s tech press suggesting that Apple would ultimately come to some form of compromise with China’s telecom authorities and be allowed to launch a WiFi-enabled iPhone in China. That day may be coming as soon as late summer 2010 (timeline is purely my [...]
Yu Ying Tao, General Manager of Unicom Huasheng Telecommunications Co., Ltd. (a.k.a. vsens.com China Unicom’s handset distribution entity), met with the press on December 10th, and delivered up several noteworthy items. First Mr. Tao confirmed that China Unicom had sold 100,000 iPhones in the first 40 days since launch. He also countered concerns over the [...]
A new post on via China’s IT168.com. complete with photos, lends credence to the theory that the first iPhone built for China Unicom will have the WiFi chip disabled at a hardware level. Hence no quick and easy software hack will be able to activate WiFi on this model – presumably model A1324. How about [...]
The following is my response to questions about iPhone in China posed by China’s Mobinode.tv … I read Mobinode.tv regularly and I appreciate the opportunity to share my views about iPhone coming to China. I believe we are at the beginning stages of a mobile revolution. A new breed of smartphones is opening up an ocean [...]