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).
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
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