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Apple halfway to solving regulatory holdup delaying iPhone 6 launch in China

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Apple halfway to solving regulatory holdup delaying iPhone 6 launch in China


Reuters is reporting that Apple has now acquired one of many two licences wanted to permit it to promote the iPhone S in China. There is not any phrase but on the second licence required earlier than the iPhone S and S Plus may be launched on this massively essential market.

Apple Inc’s iPhone S acquired regulatory approval to be used on home frequencies however nonetheless requires another important licence earlier than it might be bought within the nation, the official Xinhua information company reported on Thursday [...]

Apple nonetheless must acquire a crucial community entry licence for the iPhone, after which gross sales might start, Xinhua stated …

The iPhone 5s and 5c final yr launched in China on the same day as within the D.J., however Apple is claimed to have advised Chinese carriers not to expect the iPhone S/Plus to be out there tomorrow. A main Chinese enterprise paper yesterday claimed that the brand new handsets wouldn't go on sale in China till subsequent yr, however the reliability of this supply is questionable.

Striking last year’s deal with China’s largest service, China Mobile, was a key step for Apple, enabling it to dramatically broaden its gross sales on the earth’s most populous nation. While a delay launching the iPhone S in China will harm Apple within the brief-time period, its medium-time period prospects are unlikely to be drastically affected – and it might at the very least assist the corporate keep pace with demand.

The iPhone S Plus went to A-A week supply virtually instantly when pre-orders opened, Apple saying a record 4 million pre-orders throughout the 2 new fashions within the first 24 hours.

Photo credit score: South China Morning Post

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