China may soon see the reality of a Wi-Fi packing iPhone

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China may soon see the reality of a Wi-Fi packing iPhone
Apple's shiny little smartphone has been doing pretty well over in China, but there is still plenty of growth for them to move about as they embark on attempting to reach new customers. That extra room for growth comes in the form of China Unicom talking with Apple to hopefully bring forth a full-featured iPhone with Wi-Fi to the world's largest cell phone market. Currently, the iPhone is being sold without Wi-Fi partly because of governmental regulations – this potential new move could result in an increased adoption of the iPhone in China. It would enable users to get online with the smartphone without having to go through the rigorous signing process for an expensive data plan. Chan Xiaobing, CEO of China Unicom, said “I know that in the market there is hope we will offer an iPhone with Wi-Fi. We have been holding talks with Apple in this area.” If it does indeed become a reality, the iPhone would have to support China's WAPI security protocol – which shouldn't be too bad when you consider that it could be in Apple's best interest to entice more customers; especially when China has the most amount of cell phone subscribers in the world.

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3 Comments

1. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

Rather than coming out an old iPhone with wi-fi, they really should push new version iPhone (iPhone 4G??) with built-in WiFi.

2. herbiederb

Posts: 275; Member since: Jan 28, 2010

What are you babbling?

3. ILOVEtechnology unregistered

Know your roll and shut your mouth!

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