Just a few weeks after the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology gave the iPhone 4S their approval early last month, the newest Apple handset is set to arrive in China late next week.
Apple has announced that the 4S will be available in China on January 13th, just ten days before the Chinese New Year. Reports indicate that the smartphone with launch on China Unicom. Regional pricing has yet to be announced.
"Customer response to our products in China has been off the charts," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO. "With the launch in China next week, iPhone 4S will be available in over 90 countries making this our fastest iPhone rollout ever."
This huge round of rollouts includes over two dozen other countries, although none as significant as China. Much of the list is comprised of Central American and Caribbean Island nations.
On January 13th, the iPhone 4S will be available in Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bolivia, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Grenada, Guam, Guinea Conakry, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Niger, Senegal, St. Vincent and The Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos and Uganda.
With this next batch of launches, the 4S will be available in nearly 100 countries.