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Topic: China Unicom

China Unicom denies deal with Apple, purchase of iPhones

08/14/2009, 09:08 am

An official with China Unicom confirmed the company is in talks with Apple to be the exclusive carrier of the iPhone in the nation of over one billion, but denied a report that the company purchased 5 million iPhones.


Apple sells 5 million iPhones to China Unicom

08/13/2009, 08:08 am

China Unicom intends to sell it first iPhones in September, and has purchased $1.46 billion worth of the devices from Apple, according to new reports.


Apple evaluated 4- to 12-inch tablet screens - report

08/04/2009, 01:08 pm

Apple has reportedly purchased a number of screens -- ranging from 4 inches to 12 inches in size -- over the last few years, as it explores its possible entry into the tablet and sub-notebook market, according to a financial analyst.


New China Unicom iPhone model, sans Wi-Fi, given approval

07/31/2009, 08:07 am

Reports of regulatory approval of a new model of the iPhone in China seem to confirm that Apple's hardware will appear on the China Unicom network, and also suggest that a new model was created for the country of over 1 billion.


Conflicting reports on China Unicom 3-year iPhone deal

07/28/2009, 08:07 am

A Shanghai newspaper reports Apple has reached a three year exclusive agreement with China Unicom to market the iPhone, though company officials say a deal is not yet official.


Apple nears wireless license for iPhone in China

07/10/2009, 11:07 pm

Apple may have finally cleared a hurdle in bringing the iPhone to China as it has reportedly applied for a Network Access License in the Asian country, putting a release just a few months away -- albeit without Wi-Fi.


China Unicom leading the pack for iPhone deal

07/06/2009, 05:07 pm

In the tug-of-war that has kept the iPhone out of China in the two years since it's been on the market, China Unicom is purportedly closest to reach a deal but still faces an attack from dominant carrier China Mobile.


Apple execs disclose options for boosting iPhone market share

05/15/2009, 02:05 pm

Apple executives said this week they believe the iPhone remains in its infancy and went on to -- somewhat uncharacteristically -- reveal a series of strategic measures they may employ in the near term to help grow the handset's share of the booming smartphone market.


iPhone information appears on China Unicom website

03/24/2009, 11:03 am

Photos and specifications for the iPhone have been posted on the website of wireless carrier China Unicom, a sign that Apple may finally be ready to enter the world's largest cell phone market.


China Mobile says it's still in iPhone talks

03/19/2009, 12:03 pm

Despite prior negotiations repeatedly breaking down, the world's largest mobile phone network operator says it's still negotiating with Apple to bring the iPhone to China.