South Korea approves sale of Apple’s iPhone

Apple Online Store “South Korea’s telecommunications regulator said Wednesday that Apple Inc. can sell its hit iPhone in the country — potentially shaking up a cell phone market controlled by domestic manufacturers,” Kelly Olsen reports for The Associated Press. “The Korea Communications Commission approved the sale of the device at a meeting attended by its five commissioners, said spokesman Lee Sang-hun.”

“The introduction of the iPhone has been keenly awaited in South Korea, where the handset market is dominated by Samsung Electronics Co., LG Electronics Inc. and other domestic manufacturers,” Olsen reports.

“Apple spokesman Steve Park said the company had no comment on the commission’s decision and added that nothing was decided or planned on the iPhone’s release in South Korea,” Olsen reports. “Local service providers, however, said they are in talks with Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple regarding the iPhone. ‘We will try to release the iPhone as soon as possible,’ said Yeom Woo-jong, a spokesman for KT Corp.”

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  1. @Edward

    Lots of foreign cars? There are easily less than 10% total foreign cars on the road in Korea. Maybe compared to 5 years ago it was easily half that. Granted for Korea’s market, that is still amazing I guess.

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