We all now know that iPhones can be hacked easily, and China Unicom is helping you to do that when you purchase the iPhone 4 or iPad from them. Yeah, this is true, China Unicom says that on their promotion posters. However, not all Unicom stores are displaying these posters…
According to a Chinese netizen, he saw these posters at a China Unicom store located in Dongguan. He was shocked to see that Unicom is providing the jailbreak service to their customers, and at the same time, he asked the staff for the prices of the iPhone 4. The 32GB model with no contract will be selling at $6980 yuan (about $1025 USD), while the 16GB is unknown yet. We think it’s over-priced since we can get a 32GB for $5888 HKD at Hong Kong. By looking at the posters, we know three things, the iPad (probably 3G model) will start from $5680 yuan (about $835), customers will get free cases from Unicom when purchasing the iPhone 4 or iPad, and pre-order starts now.
The words circled above in red reads, “Support Service: Free SIM-trimming, jailbreak, installation of more than 10 hot apps”.
We think this may not be true. The jailbreak will not work on the new iPhone and iPad which are shipped with iOS 4.0.2/3.2.2 pre-installed. So, how does China Unicom jailbreak those new devices for the customers? Maybe they would only do it for the old models, but it’s quite happy to see that Unicom is giving out cases right away, customers do not need to get it through the case program. As far as we know, the iPhone 4 will launch by Unicom on September 16, but there might be some delays.
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