Apple today said that its iPhone 4 will be available for sale in China beginning Saturday, 25 September at Apple Retail Stores in Shanghai and Beijing. iPhone 4 will also be available on Saturday at China Unicom retail stores for qualified buyers with a new two-year contract.
iPhone 4 features FaceTime, which enables video, and Apple's new Retina display, which Apple says is the highest-resolution display ever built into a phone, resulting in super crisp text, images and video.
iPhone 4 also features a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, HD video recording, Apple's A4 processor, a 3-axis gyro and up to 40 percent longer talk time - in an all-new glass and stainless steel design that Apple says is the thinnest smartphone in the world. iPhone 4 comes with advanced iOS 4 mobile operating system, which includes over 100 new features. The App Store provides access to more than 250,000 apps including the new iMovie app built exclusively for iPhone 4.
Customers who buy their iPhone 4 at an Apple Retail Store will receive free personal set-up service, helping them customise their new iPhone by setting up their email, loading their favourite apps from the App Store, and other tips to get up and running before they leave the store.
In addition, Apple Retail Stores will host special workshops throughout the day to help customers learn more about iPhone 4. Every Apple Retail Store is staffed by a highly trained team of passionate employees who deliver innovative services like these, plus free technical support at the Genius Bar.
iPhone 4 will be sold through Apple's retail stores in China for a suggested retail price of Yuan 4,999 for the 16GB model and Yuan 5,999 for 32GB model without a contract. At China Unicom stores, iPhone 4 will be available for qualified buyers with a new two-year contract, sold separately.
Best known for having revolutionised personeel computing in the '80s with its Macs, and professional software like OS X, iLife, iWork, Apple has been leading the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple hopes to to reinvent the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced its iPad, which commmentators say is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.