Apple Receives Approval to Sell iPhone 4 in South Korea

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    Bloomberg reports that Apple has finally received approval from government regulators in South Korea to begin selling the iPhone 4. According to a spokesman for Apple's carrier partner KT, the company plans to launch the device in that country sometime in September.
    South Korea had been initially included in the second batch of countries to see iPhone 4 releases that took place on July 30th. At the iPhone 4 press conference to address antenna performance issues earlier in the month, however, Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced that the initial list of 18 countries had been pared to 17, noting that the South Korean launch would be somewhat delayed as the company continued to seek government approval. Apple's carrier partner KT and government regulators disputed Apple's version of events, claiming that the company had yet to even submit an application for approval to sell the device.

    Article Link: Apple Receives Approval to Sell iPhone 4 in South Korea
     
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    Good News

    Hoping to pick up an iphone 4 when I return this autumn. Pity South Korea are so against allowing foreigners to have phone contracts.
     
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    Korea should approve it... then deny it the next day.
    Then send a message back to Apple saying they need to remove all logos from the phone (or adhere to some other asinine arbitrary rule) before it'll be re-approved.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    Bring It In!

    And here's to hoping it can compete fair and square and contribute to the normalization (by international standards, at least) of S. Korean web design.

    This is cute: http://economist.com/node/21009149
     
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    Samsung has sold 500,000 Galaxy S devices in South Korea already, i know this phone supports CDMA but still a huge loss for apple.
     
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    That's not too worrisome because Apple has sold 500,000 iPhones within the first 4 months on the market (November 2009 to March 2010) which became a major embarrassment to Samsung and LG. No doubt they're over 800,000 by now.
     
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    Nice. Another market for the iPhone 4 to conquer. :D
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    Nice.. That's a good news for S. Korea. I hope that this will continue.
     
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    Good for Apple as well I hope they conquer all world markets.
     

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