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iPhone comes to China without key feature

Apple’s iPhone is making its long-awaited formal debut in the world’s most populous mobile phone market, without a key feature and at higher prices than widely available black market models. Apple’s local service provider, China Unicom Ltd., hopes the iPhone will give it an edge against giant rival China Mobile Ltd., the world’s biggest phone company by subscribers. 

Taking hold of it’s desired market share could however be hindered by the lack of WiFi capabilities in this model of the iPhone, developed specifically for the China market during a time when Beijing had a ban on WiFi. The ban was lifted only after production had started.

(Source: philstar)