China Unicom Makes Aug 9 Wi-Fi iPhone Launch Official

China Unicom confirmed it will begin selling Wi-Fi enabled iPhones on Monday, August 9. Prior to regulatory changes, the Chinese government blocked Wi-Fi in the iPhone and other mobile devices prompting many iPhone buyers in the country to turn to grey market dealers.

Apple’s iPhone partner will offer the 8GB iPhone 3GS model with Wi-Fi, and the 16GB and 32GB models without Wi-Fi. The iPhone 4 is currently unavailable in China.

Word that China Unicom would start selling Wi-Fi enabled iPhones in August first surfaced this week, although an official launch date hadn’t been announced until today.