We’ve told you so many times that Apple is really going to sell the iPhone in China that it’s hardly news anymore. We all know it’s bound to happen sooner or later, depending on when Apple and the Chinese carriers decide to shake hands.
Like before, China Unicom is close to get the iPhone deal for China for the next two years. A Merrill Linch analyst said that:
Our industry checks reveal that Unicom and Apple have most likely reached a deal for an exclusive 2-plus year agreement. We expect iPhone products to be available in conjunction with the Unicom commercial scale 3G launch in Q4, starting on Oct 1.
So there you have it Chinese folks! The Apple phone is coming to you in October. Will Apple and China Unicom reach a favorable agreement by then?