The iPhone, which has become a craze the world over but eluded the Chinese shores for so long, may be finally entering China. Not that it was missed terribly as the thousands of iPhone clones or the cheap Chinese iPhone’s made up for the original one. As per reports posted on the website of China Unicom, the second largest mobile carrier in China, will probably launch iPhone services later in the year following the start of user trails in May.
China Unicom and China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile service carrier, have long been in contention to launch the first iPhone services in China and if reports are to be believed, China Unicom may have just pipped China Mobile to the post. Although the first hurdle will be crossed with the iPhone launch, the more difficult task for Apple and the service provider will be to ensure that the iPhone has more interesting features and is cost-competitive as compared to its clone, which according to some sources, has more features than the original one!
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