Apple iPhone inches closer to China debut

New iPod touch 8GB,16GB & 32GB “Hints of progress toward Apple’s goal of selling the iPhone in China have appeared on its own Web site and that of a Chinese government organization,” Owen Fletcher reports for IDG News Service.

“An Apple handset that uses one of the next-generation mobile standards offered in China has appeared on the approved product list of the State Wireless Inspection Center, a government-managed industry arbiter,” Fletcher reports. “The handset, apparently an iPhone, was cleared last month to use its assigned frequency range for five years, according to the center’s Web site.”

“Local carrier China Unicom, which is negotiating with Apple about offering the iPhone in China, operates a network based on the standard used by the approved Apple handset, WCDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access),” Fletcher reports.

“Separately, Apple posted an ad on its Web site for a Beijing-based job overseeing ‘iPhone training’ across Asia,” Fletcher reports. “The job’s tasks include designing training for carrier partners that sell the iPhone.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]

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