This is real. Apple has just announced the iPhone 4 will officially launch in China on September 25th. Both official Apple retail stores and China Unicom stores will open their doors for iPhone 4 customers at 8 am. Customers can enjoy the off-contract pricing set for CNY4,999 ($745) and CNY5,999 ($890) for the 16 GB and 32 GB models respectively. Guess what, we have got one on our hands now!
Yeah, we got the official iPhone 4 China edition on our hands now. The back of the packaging box seems to be a little bit different, and there’s a China warranty certificate in the box. Here we have a side-to-side compare with our iPhone 4 Hong Kong edition.
Sitting on the left is the China edition, Hong Kong edition is on the right.
On the back of the box, the China edition is printed with Chinese Simplified words and says it supports Wi-Fi, WCDMA…
It also says the phone’s certificate has been inspected… Every phone needs a certificate approved by the Chinese government before launching in the Chinese phone market.
Booting up… No difference at this stage.
Both devices need a SIM card for activation.
What’s in the box… The special thing is the included China warranty certificate.
On the back of the phone, there’s a sticker which represents the phone is approved for the Chinese network access license.
We insert our China Unicom micro SIM card (DIY) into the phone and connect it to iTunes. Activation process is done.
Let’s go into the settings… We are happy to see the Wi-Fi function.
It’s a 16GB model and comes with iOS 4.1.
Hooray! We got the FaceTime activated!
One more thing, there’s Game Center!
So, the iPhone 4 is finally coming to China, but the funny thing is a lot of Chinese people already have these. We all know that the iPhone 4 is already EVERYWHERE in Hong Kong, the people from mainland China could visit HK to purchase one. Anyway, we can’t wait to see the launch on coming Saturday, with all the long queues showing up at the Apple retail stores from Beijing and Shanghai. Oh, Apple also announced that two new retail stores will be opening on September 25th, one in Shanghai and one in Beijing.
Source: Apple Press Release
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