by Joe White
September 20, 2010
Following the release of the iPad last Friday, China is now set to get the highly anticipated iPhone 4 on September 25. The handset will be carried by China Unicom, and will be available in a 16GB or 32GB version. Apple confirmed the date in a statement released yesterday. The iPhone will be available to purchase contract-free, but for a price:
iPhone 4 will be sold in China through Apple’s retail stores for a suggested retail price of CNY4,999 for the 16GB model and CNY5,999 for 32GB model without a contract.That's around $740 and $890 for the 16GB and 32GB handsets respectively. However, Apple has stated that "at China Unicom stores, iPhone 4 will be available for qualified buyers with a new two year contract." So it's not all bad news. We'll be reporting on the iPhone's launch when it hits China, next Saturday. In the past, the iPhone hasn't always been the most popular handset in China. However, with this model's quick launch, we're expecting things to change. So, be sure to check back with the news team here at AppAdvice for the latest iDevice related news as it happens!