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China certifies iPhone 5, sales may begin in October

It looks like China will get the iPhone 5 sooner than previously thought, M.I.C. Gadget reports. Two models of the iPhone 5 received China Compulsory Certificate approval less than a week after it officially went on sale. Previous certifications took two months on average, with the iPhone 4S gaining its certification in December 2011 for sale in January 2012.

The iPhone 5 must also receive a MIIT network license and approval from China Radio Management before sales begin. M.I.C. Gadget suggests that sales will begin in October, but whether that's fact or fodder for a Rumor Roundup, we'll find out soon. But with the certification, the Magic 8-Ball is pointing to all signs looking good for a Chinese rollout of the iPhone 5 soon.

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