The deal in which Apple is said to have been discussing with China Unicom executives over the selling of its iPhone 4S on the network may finally be coming to a close this week. That’s according to MIC Gadget (via AppleInsider), who reports that a government-issued permit allowing the usage of the device on the network is all that stands between the completion of the deal.
Noting the the network has completed everything that they can physically do to ensure they receive iPhone 4S selling rights from Apple, China Unicom sales executive, Yu Yingtao, stated:
“We will start sales once we get the certificate from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. It’s not up to us. We’ve already done all of our preparations, we’re just waiting on the permit.”
The news follows a report back at the beginning of November, which claimed the network had dropped the iPhone 4 in light of it preparing to sell Apple’s iPhone 4S to its many million of mobile subscribers, in the immediate future.