Chinese news sites are reporting that Apple has finally struck an iPhone distribution deal with local operator China Unicom – and they have details. They say the iPhone 3G (NOT the new 3GS) will go on sale in October in mainland China, and will cost $365 with a two-year contract. Its Wi-Fi may be disabled to comply with Chinese government regulations. As ever with China, it’s easy to burble about a huge market of hundreds of millions of potential buyers – but with jailbroken import iPhones already rife in the country, it remains to be seen just how popular the official version will be.

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