"KT, an exclusive local partner of Apple to sell iPhone, plans to introduce an upgraded version of the device ? 4G iPhone ? to the domestic market in April at the earliest.
Talks over initial sales volume of such gadgets have already been under way and KT is set to sell the devices to its bigger local corporate clients as a "litmus test" in April, KT officials said.
KT, the runner-up of SK Telecom in the local telecom market, however, plans to provide the upgraded iPhones to local distributors in June.
"We don't see any bigger hurdle to introduce 4G iPhones here, as legal issues were completely cleared. It’s possible to launch the devices within the first half," a high-ranking KT executive told The Korea Times, asking not to be identified."