Confirmed: Unicom to sell iPhone in China

Fiona Chau
28 Aug 2009

Apple has signed a deal with China Unicom to sell the iPhone in the world’s largest mobile market.

signed a multi-year deal

Two models will be sold in China from the fourth quarter – the 8GB iPhone 3G and the 16GB/32GB iPhone 3G S, Chang said.

Unicom will subsidize the sale of the iPhone, which would be available at “competitive” prices, he said.

The carrier will launch commercial W-CDMA/HSPA services in 285 cities on September 28, becoming the third Chinese carrier to do so. Unicom is the only mainland China operator to use the W-CDMA standard.

Separately, the company announced 42% fall in first-half profit to 6.62 billion yuan ($968 million).

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