There has been a setback in the release of the new IPhone 4 in Korea. Originally scheduled to be released on July 30, it is still undergoing compatibility testing here. A new release date for the IPhone 4 hasn't been announced yet, as it is uncertain how long the testing will take, but Apple is expected to announce more release dates next month and in September. This comes as a disappointment to many Korean customers, who were anxiously awaiting the arrival of the new IPhone. KT had prepared for its release by selling almost their entire stock of 3GS models. Currently, the 8gig 3GS model is the only one available for purchase on Show's website.
Looks like we will all be waiting with bated breath to see what happens next. I know I, as well as others, are starting to growing antsy with anticipation. And I'm hoping my current cell phone/IPod touch will last long enough to wait for the release of the IPhone 4!
You can check out the official statement from the president of KT's mobile group, as well as Korean Apple representatives here.
*Update* Went to a SHOW store today and got my name on the list to be contacted when the IPhone 4 comes to Korea. KT officials are optimistic that the government testing on the IPhone 4 will be completed in the next two months, so we could be looking at a mid/late August to September release date. I will keep you updated when I hear more information.