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The iPhone Officially Invades the Middle Kingdom

By deans ~ October 30th, 2009. Filed under: Announcements.

After years of stealth forays across the border, the iPhone has made it’s full frontal assault on China.  It seems like this has been in the works forever, but the iPhone is finally officially available on China Unicom.  I did a post onChina Unicom Logo on iPhone the subject over on my “Go East” blog, but the primary issue of interest, here, is whether full support for non-jailbroken iPhones in China will give us any sort of a boost in app sales.

I didn’t see any activity from China when I checked yesterday’s daily sales reports on iTunes Connect.  If I assume that the reports use GMT-7 (PDT) for the cutoff, we might have had a few hours of selling in China between the launch and the time the reports were generated.  I guess that today’s report will really give the first indication.  Is anybody seeing an increase in app sales coincident with the launch in China?

Image Credit:  Geek.com:  iPhone Deal with China Unicom


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