Is it safe to buy China version Iphone 4?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by draggo, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. draggo macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2009
    Would a China version iphone 4 work the same on AT&T as a regular U.S. version? its suppose to be unlocked also. I never heard of it and dont want to get scammed...
  2. brewno macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2007
    Montreal, Canada
  3. GDVI macrumors regular


    Jul 7, 2010
    This, sir.
  4. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    From what I have read, the latest official iPhone in china is the 3GS, the iPhone 4 is still on discussion, just a couple of weeks back the 3GS Chinese version was given wifi before that it was sold w/out wifi... All iPhones are made in China but not sold there. This guy is most likely scamming you and selling you a fake...
  5. kattjeveln macrumors member

    Jul 26, 2010
  6. tonyunreal macrumors regular


    Feb 25, 2010
    As long as you buy it from an Apple Store you'll be fine, however iPhone 4 is not released in China yet.

    The Chinese version should be unlocked and almost identical to the ones sold in other countries, there will be slight differences such as the absence of the YouTube app and the built in bookmarks for Unicom websites.
  7. Shoot macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2008
  8. longhornx macrumors newbie

    Nov 21, 2007
  9. imacdaddy macrumors 6502a

    Feb 2, 2006
    iPhone 4 is not out in China yet, only in Hong Kong. All phones in HK are sold unlocked. Perhaps the guy from China bought from HK and reselling it. Anyway, I wouldn't buy it.
  10. applekiwipeach macrumors member

    Jul 5, 2010
    iPhone 4 hasn't been released in China... so... :rolleyes:

    Once released, it should be safe to purchase from an official source... however, the retail price is usually more expensive in China than in the US... not sure why you would want it...

    If you're talking about buying from a 3rd party vendor.... don't even bother unless you're familiar with what site/seller is reliable... If the price looks too good to be true, u know...
  11. ikaveh macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2008
    I also find this site while searching on net:
    and their online shop:
    They claim the have direct link to Foxconn (the bigest apple manufacture partner in china) and they can get original iphone 4 from it with less cost so they are able to sell it for about 450$. However I am pretty sure its scam :eek:
  12. eastercat macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    According to China, Hong Kong is a part of their country. Also, the British handed HK over years back.
    Ascertain if the phone is from Hong Kong. If so, you are good to go.

  13. molala macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2008
    Cambridge, UK
    It is possible it was bought from HK. But unless you are checking it out in person before buying it, I wouldn't.

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