The iPhone officially went on sale in China in October, two years after its US debut. Unfortunately the Chinese version was a stripped down version without WiFi. But now people in China can purchase a Wi-Fi enabled iPhone 3GS! The telecom operator China Unicom will sell the iPhone 3GS with Wi-Fi enabled since yesterday.
Unicom said “It will be offered in only a few provinces at first” as wider distribution will take time, a company official, who declined to be named, told AFP
China didn’t allow a Wi-Fi enabled iPhone before because there are to much Wi-Fi hotspots in China, telecom companies want you to use WAPI instead of the free alternative IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi.