The iPhone 6 has finally been approved for sale in China


iPhone6 Plus. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac
iPhone6 Plus. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

China was left off the list of initial iPhone 6 launch partners, but according to a report from Reuters, the bending sensation that’s taken over the US and Europe is finally ready to hit mainland China.

Apple has cleared the final regulatory hurdle for its bigger than big device, and finally received a licence from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to be used on China’s wireless networks.

iPhone 6 smugglers have exhausted China’s gray-market demand for the new handsets. Scalpers were selling new units at up to 7x the retail price after iPhones went on sale in the US and other countries on September 19th. Sellers have reportedly been forced to slash prices though after smuggling thousands of units into China to meet initial demand.

Apple hasn’t announced an official launch date for the iPhone 6 in China, however an internal memo sent to employees indicates that it could come as soon as October 10th.