South Korea clears iPhone for sale

What, you didn’t know you couldn’t buy the iPhone from at least one carrier in all 193 widely-recognized sovereign nations of the world? It’s true; one need look no further than South Korea, one of the most technologically-advanced wireless societies, where much of the growth over the past several years has occurred in a self-imposed bubble thanks to the existence of policies requiring the presence of a custom software layer for connecting to data services — a layer that gave local players like Samsung and LG an almost impenetrable advantage over foreign competition. Local authorities have been loosening those...

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