China Business Network (CBN) is reporting today (July 17) that China Unicom and Apple have finalized their iPhone negotiations and will most likely launch a special iPhone for China in September. CBN also notes that iPhone’s OEM, Foxconn (Hon Hai Precision), has played a crucial middle-man role in the signing of the agreement.
As reported earlier, the Wi-Fi function will be disabled on the Chinese version of the iPhone 3G to comply with the requirements of MIIT. More details here on WAPI/WiFi
According to several reports, the new model iPhone for China has been given the code name “model 90” by Foxconn. This is almost certainly the same new iPhone (model A1324) that is reportedly in production right now.