China Unicom Finalizing Deal for iPhone 4 and iPad?

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    SinoCast Daily Business Beat reports that China Unicom executive Li Gang flew to the United States yesterday to meet with Apple executives and finalize a deal to distribute the iPhone 4 and iPad in China. Discussions regarding the deal, reportedly scheduled to be announced on August 1 if all goes well, are said to be centered on pricing and terms for extending the original deal signed between the two companies last October.
    China Unicom remains the only Chinese carrier approved to carry the iPhone and has yet to see the iPhone 4 despite two rounds of launches. A burgeoning gray market for Apple's latest iOS devices is getting a boost, however, as the iPad debuted in Hong Kong last week and the iPhone 4 will follow on Friday, providing a significant entry point into mainland China for those devices.

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    The best part about this thread is the title: I read it as "China Unicorn finalizing deal for iPhone 4..."
     
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    I was just going to say the same thing :D Just got back from work sitting in front of the computer all day. The last thing I should be doing is going on the computer to read forums.
     
  5. iphones4evry1 macrumors 65816

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    ...and you thought it was difficult to get an iPhone 4 now. A three-week waiting list? Ha. Just wait until the iPhone 4 goes on sale in China. How about a three-month waiting list? :eek:
     
  6. liamkp macrumors 68020

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    Thats what i thought.... And then i saw Unicom and thought this was about them making a generic copy of the iPhone 4. :eek:
     
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    If they were making a clone they would be called HTC, Motorola, Google, or Microsoft.
     
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    I hate China Unicom. I ALWAYS, ALWAYS read it as unicorn.

    Then of course, I think about how "magical" everything is at :apple:.
     
  9. nobias macrumors regular

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    Anyone know where you can buy micro sims in Beijing?

    Or is cutting the only option?
     
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    Interesting, I bet the wait for this will be insane.
     

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