Apple: iPhone 4S sale in China and in 21 more countries worldwide on January 13

By on Jan 5, 2012 in Asia, Shopping, Smartphone, Technology, World Comments

Updated: January 13, 2012 6:15 p.m.

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Apple announced on Wednesday, January 4, 2012, its upcoming sale of iPhone 4S in mainland China on Friday, January 13, as well as in other countries around the world.

Chinese couple sharing iPhone in Beijing, China
Image Credit: Diego Azubel/EPA

According to a press release by Apple on its official website that day, iPhone 4S will be on sale in China on the said date and in 21 additional countries mentioned below.

“Customer response to our products in China has been off the charts. With the launch in China next week, iPhone 4S will be available in over 90 countries making this our fastest iPhone rollout ever.” Apple CEO Tim Cook was quoted at, with the iPhone 4S recently launched in 20 countries including Philippines.

According to Apple, the countries where iPhone 4S will be available on January 13 include Anguilla, Antigua, Barbuda, Bolivia, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, China, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Grenada, Guam, Guinea Conakry, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Niger, Senegal, St. Vincent and The Grenadines, Trinidad, Tobago, Turks and Caicos, and in Uganda.

The iPhone 4S, which comes with iOS 5, was noted to be the world’s most advanced mobile operating system with over 200 new features including Siri, its intelligent voice-controlled personal assistant.

As noted at Los Angeles Times, an Apple spokesman said the company plans to add official language support this year to Siri including Chinese, but noted that it will not be this January when iPhone 4S hits China.

As reported earlier, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) of China has allowed China Unicom to sell the Apple iPhone 4S and may be sold before Chinese New Year 2012, January 23.

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