Apple to bring iPhone to China Unicom

The Chinese will be getting their hands on the iPhone 3G S in the near future with Apple and China Unicom having come to an agreement, where the latter will oversee a lucrative three-year deal to sell the iPhone 3G S in that part of the world. They will offer a couple of versions sometime in the fourth quarter of this year, where Wi-Fi connectivity will be disabled as per government regulations. Currently, estimates point towards around 1.5 million hacked and unlocked iPhones already seeing action in China, and it will be interesting to see what kind of pricing plans will be introduced along with the new iPhone 3G S. We do know that the China Unicom version will be a GSM/WCDMA handset that operates on the 900MHz, 1700MHz and 1900MHz bands.

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