Report: Chinese regulators grant final approval for launch of Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus
The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) posted on its website, the news that Apple had spoken to the Chinese regulators to alleviate concerns about the leaking of personal data stored on the new iPhone models. The agency says that it conducted "rigorous security testing" on the iPhone 6. Apple took the time to show the regulators some of the materials related to rumors of security leaks, which apparently calmed their nerves.
Just the other day, we passed along word that regulators are asking carriers in China to reduce subsidies on the Apple iPhone 6. The new rules will allow an iPhone 6 buyer in China to pay $131 less up front on a unit purchased with a two-year contract. The bottom line though, is that after the two years are done, the Chinese consumer will have paid $97 more for the Apple iPhone 6 compared to what was paid last year for the Apple iPhone 5s.
While no exact date for China's launch of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus was announced, speculation calls for the pair to be released on October 10th in China.