China Unicom to Sell iPhone 4 and iPad

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    As noted by AppleInsider, Caixin Online reports that China Unicom will launch the iPhone 4 in September and has secured the rights to sell the iPad in China. The iPhone 4 will be made available in early September while no release date has been specified for the iPad.

    It was reported last month that a China Unicom executive had flown to the United States to meet with Apple executives to finalize a distribution deal for the iPad and iPhone 4.

    The Wall Street Journal recently reported that China Unicom would begin selling iPhone 3GS models with Wi-Fi enabled just earlier this month, after months of selling the device without Wi-Fi enabled in order to adhere to government regulations.

    Article Link: China Unicom to Sell iPhone 4 and iPad
     
  2. JS77 macrumors regular

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    Did they also manage to get exclusivity on bumper case distribution? :D
     
  3. grmatt macrumors 6502

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    Yes, it's still GSM.
     
  5. vincenz macrumors 601

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    I feel for the factory workers making these things :eek:
     
  6. Merkuryy macrumors regular

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    I hope so, I ordered an iPhone 4 in Hong Kong which will arrive at 8/30(I hope so, the service said delay may occur), but I got a plane to Shanghai at 8/30 afternoon, so it will be impossible for me to get a free bumper.

    Anyone who knows if this will include the case program? because 299 RMB for a bumper, blahhhhhhhhhhh:mad:
     
  7. spillproof macrumors 68020

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    So, does a worker get to make their own phone? The ultimate customization right in the factory! ;)
     
  8. paul4339 macrumors 65816

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    now to build the chinese appStore ecosystem.


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  9. BTW macrumors 6502

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    Will the iPhone 4 and iPad have wi-fi disabled again? That would suck. I have some relatives in China on my wife's side. China always tries to push their homegrown tech but in the case of wi-fi I believe it was more of a control issue.
     
  10. paul4339 macrumors 65816

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    as of Aug 5,

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hMwqRqeyeEeGClZHlZEAAzHPlQZQD9HDPV900

    they will sell 3GS with wi-fi, so I'm guessing that this will also be available for the ip4 and ipad.

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  11. leping macrumors newbie

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    They don't need a bamper in China: cell signal is strong everywhere

    Your guys have to understand how far the internet/communication technology lags in the US. In China everywhere you go, city or countryside, the cell signal is very strong and rarely drop off 5 bars. Internet connections are fast also and everyone is playing global games or watch movie online. 90% attenuation? Not likely a problem. Most farmers never owned (some never seeing) a land based phone before they got a cell phone.
     
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    maybe in urban areas, highly doubtful in rural China.
     
  14. Anawrahta macrumors member

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    I'll hand it to China Unicom, they've done an impressive rollout with their 3G services, but I wouldn't say the service is flawless. I get dropped calls in downtown Shanghai on the regular, and once you hit distant suburbs 3G drops to EDGE or GPRS quite often.

    You're comment about fast internet is a joke. The internet in China is a complete effing joke.
     
  15. tymmini macrumors newbie

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    anyone know if taiwan is included in this china date? or will we have to wait for our own separate release date?
     

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