iPhone 3G S may hit China in Q4 2009 as China Unicom and Apple sign 2-year deal
It looks like China Unicom and Apple are finally ready to release the iPhone in China.
According to Reuters, which quotes analyst Cynthia Meng, the second largest Chinese mobile carrier has “most likely” signed a deal with Apple.
Reportedly, the deal is for at least two years, and China Unicom will be ready to launch iPhone products starting October 1 2009, when the carrier rolls-out its nationwide Wo 3G network.
Although the new iPhone 3G S wasn’t mentioned, it’s highly probable that this is the iPhone readied by China Unicom – since it went on sale today in several markets around the world.
China Unicom didn’t provide any official details about the matter, only saying that they’re still in talks with Apple.