No doubt there'll be a lot of smiles on the faces of Apple's Board of Directors today. Why so happy? Well, it seems that the Chinese Government has approved the company's iPhone 4 handset for retail to billions of Chinese citizens.
Man, if you thought it was hard finding an iPhone 4 to buy now, just wait until the handset takes off in the Asian market.
It's no secret that Apple has been on the offensive about jailbreaking. Even after the act of jailbreaking a phone was declared legal, Apple still notes that jailbreaking your iPhone will void the warranty. This, however, isn't stopping China Unicom. The iPhone retailer is now offering one-stop jailbreaking--in the store!
Of course the big news wasn't this week; that'd be ridiculous. No, the big news is next week at Apple's yearly musical event, held this year on Wednesday, September 1st at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco. Meanwhile, it wasn't all crickets around here at the Mac|Life, heck no. We even chased down a staffer in a remote controlled helicopter. Of course there's a video after the jump.
Taking Apple’s lead, Chinese carrier China Unicom will head off iPhone 4 trouble at the pass by giving every customer a free case with their purchase in an effort to prevent the controversy that sprung up here in the United States over the handset’s antenna design.
We know we've certainly had a toasty summer here in the States. We also know that our cellular devices can have a hard time keeping cool, especially the iPhone at times. Apparently in Asia, iPhone users are also beginning to discover that the device also doesn't really take well to 95 percent humidity either.
You’d think that the Chinese would be more excited about the iPhone 4 eventually coming to their country than they would about Wi-Fi finally being added to last year’s model, but that doesn’t appear to be the case.
A new day, a new rumor. This time Apple Insider via a Chinese report tells us that Apple is "close" to making a final agreement to buy a Chinese mobile ISP and game developer for $148 million. The company, Handseeing Information Technology Co, focuses on online gaming for mobile devices.
Apple has taken an important baby step towards being able to sell the iPad in China, a move bringing much happiness to Chinese Apple fans and a wee tear to the eye of Chinese knock-off tablet manufacturers and gray-market vendors.
According to Networkworld, while Apple has yet to make any noise about their tablet's availability in the massive Asian market, the iPad has been certified as good to go, so far as the China Quality Certification Center is concerned.