Apple Teams With China Unicom On New iPhone

Apple Inc., the company behind the popular iPod music player, is reportedly trying to re-enter the Chinese smartphone market with its iPhone device, by working together with China Unicom.

The Cupertino-based company wants to offer a re-designed version of its popular iPhone, along with Chinese standard WiFi capabilities.

Back in October, Apple tried to enter the Chinese smartphone market, but failed to take the country by storm as the phone offered a lot less than the what was being offered by the localized fake versions of the device.

The Chinese government asked Apple and Unicom to stop supporting WiFi and adapt to the Chinese standard WAPI.

However, now, Wall Street Journal has reported that Apple and Unicom are working together to offer the Chinese customers a re-designed iPhone which will comply with all state laws including support for WAPI wireless internet and WiFi.

Talking to reporters at a session of the National People's Congress, Unicom's Chief Executive Chang Xiaobing stated that the company will look to sell the iPhone at a competitive price in order to cope with competition from the cheaper fake versions of the device available in grey markets across China.