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 [...]
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Posted in Uncategorized on Oct 9th, 2009
Sina.com reports today (Oct 9, 2009) that WiFi will not be enabled on the first China Unicom iPhone (model A1324) due to launch at the end of the month. Sina.com (via JLM Pacific Epoch) quotes Vsens (China Unicom’s handset distribution entity) General Manager Yu Yingtao; “The company [China Unicom] is still negotiating with Apple to [...]
Here (below) are a number new photos of the new China Unicom iPhone juxtaposed for comparison with an iPhone 3GS imported on the “parallel market” (parallel-market is the Chinese way of saying “grey-market”). There is no way to verify the authenticity of these photos, however the images showing the iPhone backside match up to previous [...]
iPhonAsia has been speculating for months that at least one iPhone model for China Unicom will include WiFi. More specifically a chipset that supports the wireless LAN authentication and privacy infrastructure (WAPI)/WiFi stack. This combination was authorized on mobile phones in China after May of 2009. That said, WiFi on iPhone may have to wait [...]
New photos reportedly showing the first model iPhone approved for China Unicom (model A1324) have leaked out to China’s tech press. The images suggest that the new iPhone may be equipped to provide WAPI/WiFi. What do you think?