Cellular-News reports that a spokesman for China Unicom, Yi Difei, says that the story about the sale of 5 million iPhones is false. He did admit that talks between his firm and Apple have been going on for some time. Tiffany Yang, an Apple spokesperson in Beijing, says that there are no details about a launch of the iPhone in China. Right now, smuggled units have been making their way into the country, selling for the equivalent of $59 U.S.Dollars to $149 U.S. Dollars. The original story had China Unicom making an official launch of the iPhone in September. Although no final agreement has been signed, both sides seem to be in talks, and where there is smoke, there is fire.
source: cellular-news via unwiredview