WAPI-capable iPhone in the making for China Unicom

China Unicom officially launched Apple’s iPhone in October 2009, but without Wi-Fi, as some government regulations don’t allow this feature to be included into the handset.

A solution would be for the iPhone to have WAPI (China’s own Wi-Fi technology), and it looks like WAPI-capable iPhones are currently being developed by Foxconn – which manufactures many products for Apple (probably the new iPad, too).

According to PCPOP, the WAPI iPhone is codenamed N90, and there’s another new codename – N88 – for Apple’s fourth generation iPhone that should be released around the world later this year.

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Reportedly, China Unicom sold about 200,000 iPhones until now. There’s no word yet on when the WAPI-ready iPhone will be available, and neither for what price.

Via Cloned in China

Author: Ilinca Nita

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