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WAPI-compatible iPhone gets Chinese regulatory approval

Apple has received regulatory approval for a WLAN Authentication and Privacy Infrastructure (WAPI) compatible version of the iPhone. Engadget reports that the approved phone’s model number, A1303, suggests this is a WAPI version of the iPhone 3GS, instead of being a next-generation device. Currently, iPhones sold in China lack Wi-Fi capabilities, as Apple did not have a version with WAPI — China’s homegrown wireless networking technology — ready. It is unclear when the new handset will launch, or what, if any, pricing difference there may be between it and the version of the iPhone currently available from China Unicom.

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1

WAPI, not WIPI.

Posted by Bob on May 4, 2010 at 9:53 AM (CDT)

2

#1,

You are correct - the article has been updated. Thanks for the head’s-up.

Posted by Charles Starrett on May 4, 2010 at 10:20 AM (CDT)

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