China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has given Apple the second and final regulatory license it needs to begin selling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China, reports Reuters. Apple received the first regulatory license from the Chinese government earlier this month, and it is now likely that both new handsets will launch in the country soon.
A supposed internal memo addressed to Apple retail employees in China spotted yesterday stated that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus would go on sale starting October 10. The iPhone 6 originally launched in the first wave of countries on September 19, and was made available in additional countries last Friday, September 26.
Apple will likely be selling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus through China's three biggest wireless carriers, which include China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom. Apple is nine months into its deal with China Mobile, as the partnership between the two companies was announced last year. When speaking about the deal this past January, CEO Tim Cook stated that he was "incredibly optimistic" about the partnership and how it would help Apple grow its presence in the region.