Apple's iPhone has passed the entry-net test, signaling that it's a step closer to the huge Chinese market, Sina Tech said on Monday.
The official photos of iPhone have been released in the website of Telecommunications Equipment and Certification Center (TENAA) under Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), saying that Apple's iPhone, with an internal model number A1324, has passed the entry-net test. The WCDMA standard iPhone for China is Wi-Fi-disabled as it was reported before. The 8G B model iPhone 3G is black with Simplified Chinese characters on the back.
However, the logo of China Unicom and its 3G logo were not found in iPhone, which is different from the previous rumors.
According to the listing posted on China's State Radio Regulatory Commission (SRRC) website (http://www.srrc.org.cn), Apple has been approved of GSM / WCDMA cellphone complete with Bluetooth with an internal model number A1324 on May 7th, 2009.
Apple's iPhone A1324 was reportedly sent in July to China Telecommunication Technology Labs (CTTL) of China Academy of Telecom Research, a research institute under the MIIT, for entry-net test.
The information released by TEANN is the result of the test from CTTL, Sina Tech said. This means Apple's iPhones are certified to be on sale in the Chinese market.
Sources said that China Unicom is ready to sell the first batch of iPhones in September, with unit price of around 2,000 yuan ($293).
The photos of the iPhones released by TENAA are shown as below: