Apple iPhone China launch on 1st October


Does anyone remember an earlier article stating that the Apple iPhone is due to release in China? It was also known that China Unicom would bring out the device along with Apple.Now the wait is finally over and China Unicom have announced the launch date for the Apple iPhone for the 1st of October. China Unicom is reported to have around 141 million subscribers of a total of 700 million Chinese cellphone users. The release of the iPhone should definitely give a good boost to the number of subscribers.

The pricing has also been announced and it will cost 5000 Yuan (733US$) and respective subsidies will be provided according to the length and nature of subscriptions. The various subscriptions are from 126 yuan (about $18) to 886 yuan (about $130) per month.


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  • Jagan

    Good to know that the Chinese will be getting the new iphone. Can Apple spare a thought for their poor malnourished hindi-bhais? When is it coming here?

  • pratap

    Its really gettting frustrating by each passing day. No idea why Apple doesnt come out with any clarifications or news. Atleast, there shd be a time frame…it really sucks now!!!

  • Mahi

    Yeah its been very frustrating, I think by the time they launch in India people would have bought something on windows based or some other smartphone.

    Apple ….. Iphone 3gs 🙁

  • Deepan Chakkaravarthy

    I am Waiting for the Iphone 3gs Since It Launch, and its announcement made as august 2009 launch in India. Its really Getting Frustated….

    Apple should really know that India Is the second Largest Mobile operator in World and they are still delaying, Its to be the End of 2009, and in 2010 the US and UK Market there will new Model, whereas we Indians Still waiting to buy the older model….