Chinese regulators have granted a license to Apple Inc. for the release of its iPhone 6 in the world’s largest smartphone market.
The license, released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) on Wednesday, will allow the US technology giant to sell the latest models of its widely popular device in mainland China, its third largest market after the United States and Europe.
The iPhone 6 series will be available in China from Oct. 17 and priced at between 5,288 yuan (US$860) and 7,888 yuan, TechWeb reported on Wednesday, citing an Apple announcement.
Mainland China was not among the countries and regions where Apple launched pre-orders of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on Sept. 19 and 26.
The MIIT said it had conducted strict security checks on the products and held talks with Apple executives over privacy and security issues before issuing the license.
Analysts expect the iPhone 6 series will be very popular among mainland consumers, BBC reported.
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