iPhone 5 wins regulatory approval in China

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The iPhone 5 is now officially certified for China.

Two models of Apple’s flagship phone passed 3C (China Compulsory Certificate) certification on Monday, according to Sina Tech.

One goes by the model number A1429, which would be geared for China Unicom’s WCDMA network and match up with the Hong Kong version of the iPhone 5, Sina Tech said. The other is model A1442, which would work on China Telecom’s CDMA2000 network.

The 3C certification is a mandatory certificate system that inspects and approves various products to be sold in the Chinese market. The iPhone 5 faces two more challenges before it can reach China, says the Next Web. The new phone still requires a network access license and approval from the China Radio Management agency.

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