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Apple has received one out of the two regulatory licenses it needs to sell the iPhone 6 in China, reports state-run news agency Xinhua (via Reuters). The handset is currently being reviewed by China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), which also examined the the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c before its launch in China last year. According to the news agency, Apple now needs a critical network access license before it can begin selling the device.

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The news follows a report yesterday which stated that the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China may be pushed back to 2015 due to the need for regulatory licenses. Currently, it is unclear as to whether Apple will secure the licenses in time for a late 2014 launch, although talks are said to be ongoing. A delayed launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China would hinder Apple's presence in the country, which has been expanding rapidly throughout the past few years.

Apple began iPhone sales on China Mobile last year, which is the country's biggest wireless service provider and the last major carrier in the region to partner with the company. Apple CEO Tim Cook stated in January that he was "incredibly optimistic" about partnering with the carrier, stating that it would allow the company to sell the iPhone in 3,000 more locations and advertise to its over 760 million customers.

Article Link: Apple Receives One Out of Two Licenses Needed to Begin iPhone 6 Sales in China
 

Michaelgtrusa

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What else does china want? steal more tech from us and then screw us over a little more? Maybe Apple should donate more money while Americans suffer.
 

HiRez

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iPhone 6 is gonna be HUGE in China. With the record sales here in the West already, plus China, I can see why Apple is planning on 80 million by the end of the year.
 

iMacoMan

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What else does china want? steal more tech from us and then screw us over a little more? Maybe Apple should donate more money while Americans suffer.

One Americano afraid of being sued by Samsung!

Educate your self more before screw your Apple.
 

krravi

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In the "Australian line" pictures, the people in line are all asians. lol Australia doesn't have white people?

These are people who travel from abroad (mostly) to get their hands on one.

There is a huge demand and people (celebrities,politicians,businessmen, thugs) willing to pay a premium to hold this phone in their hands when it is not even released in their own countries.

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So a knock off and crudely put together phone like the GooPhone gets all the license and the original Phone is taking time?

Yeah Right!
 
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