Date: Tuesday, January 10th, 2012, 05:53
Category: iPhone, News
If you’re over in the orient, you might appreciate this.
Per the Wall Street Journal, an iPhone 4S model compatible with China Telecom’s network has been approved by regulators.
The newspaper reported that an Apple device, model number A1387 — the same number as current iPhone 4S models — was approved by the national telecom regulator’s China Radio Management agency, and is listed as being compatible with CDMA-2000, the same 3G network technology used by China Telecom.
The device must still receive other certifications, including a network access license, before it can be sold in the country, but the approval does signal that the handset should be available on China Telecom in the near future. Currently, China Unicom is the exclusive carrier of the iPhone in China; it will launch the iPhone 4S this coming Friday.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.