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This article was published on November 18, 2009

iPhone Heading to South Korea

iPhone Heading to South Korea
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g_iphoneAfter a long wait regulators in South Korea have finally approved the iPhone and cleared the way for it to head into the country.

The license allows Apple to operate location-based services in the country itself and clears the last regulatory hurdle for the handset.

The regulator has said that the move was partly aimed to avoid limiting choices for users in a country where LG Electronics and Samsung dominate the handset market.

The Korea Communications Commission approved the iPhone at its meeting, which means Apple can now sell the device whenever it chooses, according to The Associated Press. After the handset’s debut in China, South Korea is one of the last major Asian countries without the iPhone.

South Korean carrier KT has said it is in talks with Apple about offering the iPhone. SK Telecom, another local carrier, is also reportedly in talks with Apple. The iPhone could be on sale in South Korea as soon as November 28