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China Telecom Begins Selling iPhone 4S After Receiving 200,000 Pre-Orders

China Telecom Begins Selling iPhone 4S After Receiving 200,000 Pre-Orders

China Telecom has become the second Chinese carrier to offer the iPhone 4S today, ending the exclusivity enjoyed by China Unicom for the last 18 months. The company announced back in February that it would begin selling Apple’s popular smartphone from March 9, and it has taken over 200,000 pre-orders in just the last week.

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China Telecom Will Get The iPhone 4S On March 9

China Telecom Will Get The iPhone 4S On March 9

China Telecom and Apple have officially confirmed that the carrier will get the iPhone 4S on March 9th. China Telecom’s 130 million subscribers will have access to Apple’s latest handset for $0 RMB with select carrier contracts. The device will be sold in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB flavors.

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China Telecom Confirms It Will Offer iPhone 4S From Late Feb

China Telecom Confirms It Will Offer iPhone 4S From Late Feb

Having obtained the licenses necessary to launch its new iPhone 4S on the China Telecom network earlier this month, it was only a matter of time before Apple’s deal with a second Chinese carrier came to fruition. China Telecom subsidiary Beijing Telecom has now issued a press release confirming that it will launch the iPhone 4S from as early as the end of February.

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Apple Gets Network License Needed To Launch iPhone On China Telecom

Apple Gets Network License Needed To Launch iPhone On China Telecom

Apple’s iPhone looks set to make its debut on China Telecom after the Cupertino company was granted a vital network access license needed to launch the device. The license is believed to be one of the final hurdles to overcome before the iPhone arrives with China’s third-largest mobile carrier.

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Apple Halts iPhone Sales in Beijing, Shanghai In Wake of Chinese Near-Riot

Apple Halts iPhone Sales in Beijing, Shanghai In Wake of Chinese Near-Riot

Apple, a veteran of long lines ahead of iPhone launches in the U.S., has temporarily halted retail sales of the iPhone 4S in China. The tech giant announced Friday it has stopped in-person sales in Beijing and Shanghai “for the time being” in the wake of a near-riot by angry scalpers.

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SWAT Teams Break Up iPhone 4S Launch Chaos In Beijing

SWAT Teams Break Up iPhone 4S Launch Chaos In Beijing

The iPhone 4S is set to finally launch in China tomorrow, but that hasn’t stopped the locals from lining up early to secure access to the coveted handset. The line for Apple’s flagship store in Beijing has gotten so out of control that Apple may have to cancel the launch there altogether.

Reports are coming in that Beijing SWAT teams have already been called in to handle thousands of angry scalpers and potential customers. There have reportedly been fights in the streets between gangs of professional scalpers that buy Apple devices in bulk to then resell at a higher price.

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Hundreds Turn Out For iPhone 4S Launch In China

Hundreds Turn Out For iPhone 4S Launch In China

There are still nearly 12 hours to go before Apple’s iPhone 4S makes it debut in China, but hundreds are already lining up outside of five Apple retail stores in the hope that they will be one of the first to get their hands on the fifth-generation device.

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WSJ: Apple Has Modified Its iPhone To Support China Telecom’s CDMA-2000 Network

WSJ: Apple Has Modified Its iPhone To Support China Telecom’s CDMA-2000 Network

The Wall Street Journal reports Apple may have developed a modified version of its iPhone compatible with China Telecom’s “CDMA-2000’ network. The device is set to make its debut in China this Friday, but as things currently stand, it’s to be exclusive to China Unicom.

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iPhone 4S Will Reach 21 Additional Countries On January 13

iPhone 4S Will Reach 21 Additional Countries On January 13

Still waiting for the iPhone 4S in your territory? Well, you could be one of the lucky ones who are set to receive Apple’s latest smartphone on January 13. The company has announced in a press release issued this morning that next Friday will see the launch of the device in 21 additional countries.

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China Getting iPhone 4S By Jan. 23 [Report]

China Getting iPhone 4S By Jan. 23 [Report]

Apple will introduce the iPhone 4S in China before the the populous nation celebrates the Year of the Dragon on January 23. That’s the word from the country’s People’s Daily. According to the publication, the government Ministry of Industry and Information Technology on Dec. 22 gave the tech giant the go-ahead to debut its latest device.

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