No agreement between Apple and China Unicom yet

Although there were lots of details pointing to an imminent iPhone 3G release in China, it may still take a while until the smartphone gets to be officially introduced in the world’s largest mobile market.

According to China Tech News, Chang Xiaobing, China Unicom’s chairman, recently declared that negotiations between the carrier and Apple are still underway and they might not have the expected result.

Various Chinese sources pointed May 17 2009 as a possible iPhone 3G release via China Unicom, but now it seems that customers shouldn’t get their hopes up just yet.


Obviously, both Apple and the Chinese operator want to make the most out of iPhone 3G’s availability in China. Hopefully for Chinese mobile users, an agreement between the companies will be reached soon.

Author: Stasys Bielinis

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