Apple has just announced that the iPhone 4 will officially launch in China next Saturday, September 25th. Both official Apple retail stores and China Unicom stores will open their doors for iPhone 4 customers at 8 AM. Pricing for the iPhone is CNY4,999 ($743) and CNY5,999 ($892) for the 16 GB and 32 GB models (without a contract) respectively.
CUPERTINO, California—September 19, 2010—Apple® today announced that iPhone® 4 will be available to customers in China beginning Saturday, September 25 at 8:00 a.m. at Apple Retail Stores including the new Apple Store® Hong Kong Plaza in Shanghai and the new Apple Store Xidan Joy City in Beijing opening on the same day. iPhone 4 will also be available on Saturday at China Unicom retail stores for qualified buyers with a new two year contract.
Apple also announced that a new Beijing retail location will be opening on September 25th. iPhone 4’s will be on sale at this new store for those wondering. China readers: Be sure to send in your line waiting experiences, photos, and video to firstname.lastname@example.org
Update: Here’s an unboxing of the official Chinese iPhone 4. WiFi, FaceTime, and iOS 4.1 included.
Full press release is after the break.