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Topic: China Unicom

Government regulators warn China Unicom over new iPhone 4 contract rules

12/03/2010, 12:12 am

Chinese government regulators have rebuked China Unicom for its new guidelines restricting contracts for Apple's iPhone 4. The guidelines were instituted Wednesday in order to curb rampant scalping of both the iPhone and prepaid microSIM cards.


Apple launches Online Store, App Store in China

10/26/2010, 09:10 pm

Apple launched Tuesday its online Apple Store for China alongside a Simplified Chinese-language version of the App Store, as part of its efforts to strengthen its brand in the Chinese market.


Scalpers force Apple to require reservations for iPhone buyers

10/08/2010, 08:10 pm

Apple is attempting to block scalpers by instituting new restrictions preventing walk-in sales of the iPhone at Apple Stores in China. Customers must first reserve an iPhone on Apple's website before visiting an Apple Retail Store to complete the purchase.


China Telecom possibly in talks with Apple over CDMA iPhone

10/07/2010, 10:10 pm

China's third-largest wireless operator may be in talks with Apple to offer a CDMA-version of the iPhone on its 3G network, according to an overseas report.


Scalpers capitalize on Apple's limited iPhone 4 stock in China

09/30/2010, 12:09 pm

When the iPhone 4 went on sale in China last week, scalpers immediately began taking advantage of Apple's limited stock, offering the device to customers with a 10 percent markup and apparently causing a fight with regular customers at one store.


China Unicom iPhone 4 sales hit 100K in first four days

09/30/2010, 02:09 am

Sales of the iPhone 4 by China Unicom hit 100,000 in the first four days of availability. Another 100,000 customers will have to wait until as late as the end of October for their preorders to be fulfilled.


iPhone 4 demand outstrips supply in China

09/26/2010, 12:09 pm

Early demand for the iPhone 4 in China has outpaced initial supply as China Unicom struggles to fulfill the over 200,000 preorders it received last week.


Thousands line up for China iPhone 4 launch

09/25/2010, 10:09 am

Over a thousand people waited in line Saturday for the grand opening of Beijing's Xidan Joy City store and the launch of the iPhone 4 in China.


iPhone 4 to launch in China on Sept. 25, 2 new stores to open

09/19/2010, 10:09 pm

Apple announced Sunday that the iPhone 4 will be available in China starting Saturday, September 25 at 8 a.m. The launch will coincide with the openings of the Hong Kong Plaza Apple Store in Shanghai and the Xidan Joy City Apple Store in Beijing.


Crowds gather for China iPad launch, China Unicom starts iPhone 4 preorders

09/17/2010, 12:09 am

Chinese Apple fans braved heavy rain Friday morning to be the first to purchase the Wi-Fi iPad from Apple. China Unicom began taking pre-orders for the iPhone 4 Friday at 10 a.m.


China Unicom to mitigate iPhone 4 'antennagate' with own free cases

08/24/2010, 09:08 am

When the iPhone 4 launches in China in September, carrier China Unicom will give every customer a free case as a preemptive strike against the antenna concerns that caused a stir in the U.S.


Apple set to launch iPhone 4 in China early next month

08/17/2010, 12:08 am

Apple will launch iPhone 4 in China in the first part of September with carrier partner China Unicom, just weeks after beginning sales of a WiFi-enabled iPhone 3GS in that market.


Wi-Fi enabled iPhone 3GS coming to China Unicom on Monday

08/06/2010, 05:08 am

China Unicom said Friday it would begin selling Apple's iPhone 3GS with Wi-Fi on Monday.


Apple gets Wi-Fi-enabled iPhone approved in China, but not iPhone 4

07/12/2010, 09:07 am

A new version of the iPhone with Wi-Fi was recently given a limited network access license in China, though the approved device is not the iPhone 4.


Apple in talks to bring iPhone 4, iPad with localized content to China

07/01/2010, 12:07 pm

A Chinese PC maker is in talks to distribute the iPad in China with localized content, while Apple's existing wireless carrier partner hopes to carry both the iPad and iPhone 4 in the near future.


Chinese iPhone gets Wi-Fi, Apple granted iPhone design patent

05/04/2010, 09:05 am

An updated iPhone with support for the Chinese national standard for Wi-Fi has received regulatory approval in China, while in the U.S. Apple was awarded a patent for ownership of the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS design.


Japanese Apple resellers halt Web sales, China iPhone price cut planned

04/27/2010, 08:04 am

Online electronics discount stores in Japan have reportedly been asked by Apple to cease sales of iPods, Macs and other products. Also, China Unicom may cut the price of the iPhone by 1,000 yuan, or nearly $150, in an effort to boost sales.


Despite iPhone launch, China Unicom struggles to grow 3G subscribers

03/24/2010, 09:03 am

China Unicom net profits fell 73 percent last quarter after the company failed to significantly increase its 3G subscriber base, despite the fact that it is the sole carrier of Apple's iPhone in the world's most populous nation.


China Mobile knocks on Apple's door, seeks preferential treatment

03/19/2010, 11:03 am

Fearing growing competition from its smaller rivals, iPhone holdout China Mobile is reaching out to Apple this month in hopes that the mobile device maker will concede to building support for Beijing's proprietary 3G standard into its next-generation handset.


Apple expected to offer Wi-Fi-enabled iPhone in China soon

03/03/2010, 01:03 pm

While the first version of the iPhone released in China came without Wi-Fi due to a temporary ban on the wireless standard, Apple is expected to remedy the situation with a new handset model in the near future.