iPhoneForums.Net News Team
- Jun 18, 2010
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Apple has today announced that, after much speculation, the iPhone 4 will finally be launching in China on September 25th. Macworld reports that the phone's release this coming weekend coincides with the opening of Apple's two new flagship stores in China, in Beijing and Shanghai.
China Unicom, the carrier that has been chosen to handle the device in China, reportedly took 50,000 pre-orders when it first started taking them last Friday, which is a massive increase from the 5,000 iPhone 3GS's that were sold in the week after it launched in China last year. Macworld reports that Apple currently has 7.1 percent of the Chinese smartphone market, slotting in at a lowly fifth place behind Nokia, Samsung, Motorola, and Sony Ericsson, and notes that, at an SRP of 4,999 yuan, ($744) for a 16GB version, a contract-free iPhone 4 is much more expensive to buy in China than it would be in the US.