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!
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.
Sales of the iPhone in China were less than spectacular because of a missing feature: Wi-Fi. The iPhones currently shipping to Chinese technology enthusiasts have Wi-Fi disabled, but that could soon change if a leaked Chinese network access license is real. Chinese regulation prohibited Wi-Fi on the device, but the cellular communications companies that provide the iPhone want Wi-Fi to be standard.
While Apple has reportedly already made deals with China Unicom to
carry the iPhone starting in the fourth quarter, a new report has the
eyeing China Mobile as a second carrier for the huge country.