South Korean officials approved Apple’s iPhone 4 for sale in the country on Tuesday, checking off one more country where the company’s combination iPod and smartphone will soon be available. Apple’s cell service partner in the country, KT, plans to begin selling the iPhone 4 some time in September, according to the Wall Street Journal.
KT spokesman Lee In-won commented “The government’s approval is just a regular procedure and it normally takes about one or two months to talk about business matters before launching any new handset device in the market. We will try our best to launch iPhone 4 sometime in September.”
Apple first launched the iPhone 4 on June 24 in a handful of countries including the U.S., U.K., France, Germany and Japan. On July 30 Apple added 17 more countries to that list, but South Korea wasn’t included because of what the company said approval was taking longer to get government approval.
KT isn’t offering an official launch date yet for the iPhone 4, nor has it revealed product and service contract pricing.