According a report from Engadget – China, China’s long wait for the iPhone 5 is almost over. The Ministry of Industry and Technology of the People’s Republic of China has approved the iPhone 5 for sale in the country. The filing reveals that a WCDMA and CDMA-2000 version of the iPhone 5 has been approved, which indicates that the iPhone 5 will be available on both China Unicom and China Telecom.
From the report:[quote] The long-awaited … also almost necessary to start out! Today, we finally found on the website of the Ministry of Industry and the iPhone 5 figure, the network license two devices Model A1429 and the A1442 that A1429 support WCDMA (R6 version, support for HSDPA / HSUPA) / GSM (GPRS) network, and the A1442 to support the CDMA2000 (Rev.A versions) and CDMA 1X network, no accidents should be a customized version of the China Unicom (commercially available) and China Telecom. Since come to this point, the final listing from the iPhone 5 should not be too far away, we take a look at Tim Cook can be achieved before the promised commitment to the Chinese consumers.[/quote]
Apple’s investors are probably more interested in seeing TD-SCDMA version of the iPhone 5, which would work on China Mobile network.
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