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Apple is one final hurdle away from being able to sell the iPhone 6 in China, after the Chinese government granted the company a license to use the country's domestic cell phone frequencies. However, there's still one crucial license needed before the iPhone 6 can go on sale.
According to Reuters, Apple already possesses regulatory approval for use on domestic frequencies, but is still waiting for China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology to provide it with a network access license.
The launch of the iPhone 6 in China has already been delayed. While the rest of the world gets the iPhone 6 on Sept. 19, Apple hasn't yet announced a date for the Chinese release.
It seems that Apple hadn't expected to have its iPhone 6 launch delayed, as stores in Beijing and Shanghai were reported to have been preparing as normal for the launch. On Sept. 10, Apple contacted its Chinese carrier partners to inform them that the iPhone 6 would not arrive in the country on the expected launch date.