The much-touted Apple iPhone will finally hit the Korean market next week. KT, the official local supplier of the iPhone, has yet to make a statement on its release schedule, but industry insiders say KT will begin taking online reservations from Thursday and distributing the famous smartphone from Nov. 28. KT aims to initially sell 150,000 units priced between W250,000 and W300,000 (US$1=W1,156.)
The iPhone is known for its easy-to-use touch screen, wireless Internet capability, and the availability of a wide range of applications. Some 34 million units have been sold since it debuted two years ago. Both the latest model iPhone 3GS and its predecessor iPhone 3G will be available in Korea.
In order to access the Internet on the iPhone, local users will have to subscribe to one of KT's special smartphone plans introduced in October. The cheapest plan offers 100 megabytes of Internet access for W35,000 a month, while those needing more data can sign up for one gigabyte for W65,000 a month.