South Korea Okays iPhone 4

The international iPhone 4 roll out continued last week with the arrival of the 4th generation Apple smartphone in such places as Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Before the end of 2010, dozens of additional countries may also bring out the red carpet for the iPhone 4.

Fortunately for Apple, however, one of the world’s largest and most thriving mobile phone communities has finally given a thumbs up to the iPhone 4. The Wall Street Journal is reporting Tuesday that South Korea has, at long last, authorized the release of the iPhone 4.

Last month, the nation’s regulators opted to delay the product’s arrival, a move that came as an initial setback to Apple, which has already experienced enormous success in a country of 49 million, 45 million of which are mobile phone users.

Since its release in that nation last November, the iPhone 3GS has already sold better than 800,000 units in South Korea.

This week, the Korea Communications Commission formally announced that the Radio Research Agency “reviewed all the related documents submitted by Apple on July 29 and no major technical problems were found with the device.”

Apple responded to the South Korean government’s decision by noting: “Our customers have made the iPhone the top-selling smartphone in Korea, and we’re working very hard to bring them iPhone 4 as soon as possible.”