Apple has moved one step closer today to releasing the iPhone 5 in China. The country’s State Radio Management has given the go ahead for two versions of the iPhone 5 handset so that it can be used on some of the country’s most prolific wireless networks, according to “AllThingsD” (

The first — the A1429 — is believed to be compatible with China Unicom’s 3G network, while the second — the A1442 — is compatible with China Telecom’s CDMA network, the article adds.

The country’s Quality Certification Center approved the device on Tuesday, granting Apple the required certification necessary to sell it. Now Apple needs only a network access license from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology to have the iPhone 5 on sale in China, notes “AllThingsD.”