Apple allowed to sell the iPhone in South Korea

Although KT’s executives confirmed the release of Apple’s iPhone in Korea several months ago, it’s only now that South Korea’s telecom regulator approved the sale of the smartphone on the local market.

The approval process was slow because the South Korean authorities were concerned about iPhone’s location-based services (like FindMyiPhone and Maps), which may have presented privacy-related issues.

In the end, the Korea Communications Commission decided that “infringements of privacy would only be minimal, as the services on the iPhone are provided in a way that can not differentiate one user from another.”

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The iPhone could be on sale in South Korea as soon as November 28, when KT is expected to launch service plans for Apple’s handset.

Via Yonhap News

Author: Ilinca Nita

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