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Bloomberg reports that Apple has finally received approval from government regulators in South Korea to begin selling the iPhone 4. According to a spokesman for Apple's carrier partner KT, the company plans to launch the device in that country sometime in September.

The regulator said it granted a certification after reviewing documents submitted by Apple, including the results of tests conducted locally. Apple filed an application on July 29, the watchdog said.

South Korea had been initially included in the second batch of countries to see iPhone 4 releases that took place on July 30th. At the iPhone 4 press conference to address antenna performance issues earlier in the month, however, Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced that the initial list of 18 countries had been pared to 17, noting that the South Korean launch would be somewhat delayed as the company continued to seek government approval. Apple's carrier partner KT and government regulators disputed Apple's version of events, claiming that the company had yet to even submit an application for approval to sell the device.

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