Apple Getting Closer to Launching iPhone in South Korea?

The Chosun Ilbo reports that Apple has posted a job listing for a "Korea iPhone Account Manager" based out of Seoul, suggesting that Apple may be getting closer to launching the iPhone 3G in South Korea. According to the listing, the responsibilities of the position are to "manage the day to day issues of our chosen carrier, ensure healthy relationship and help develop the market."

The Chosun Ilbo notes that negotiations between Apple and potential Korean carriers are rumored to have not been proceeding well, due at least in part to the requirement that all phones used in South Korea utilize the country's Wireless Internet Platform for Interoperability (WIPI) platform. However, this new job listing suggests that Apple may be becoming more optimistic about the prospects of an agreement being reached.