China Unicom is working with Apple to finally launch a Wi-Fi version of the iPhone, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The iPhone hit China in October, but sans Wi-Fi. Chinese regulations had prohibited the sale of any Wi-Fi device that does not use the country's own wireless standard known as WAPI (Wired Authentication and Privacy Infrastructure). As a result, Apple was forced to introduce the iPhone with Wi-Fi disabled in order to enter the Chinese market without delays.
Due to a relaxation of rules, devices sold in China can offer Wi-Fi as long as they also include WAPI. … Read more