After months of speculation, Apple will finally launch the iPhone 4S in China, and 21 additional countries, on Friday, January 13th. On that date, the iPhone 4S will be available in Anguilla, Antigua and 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 and Tobago, Turks and Caicos and Uganda.
China Unicom has long been the exclusive iPhone carrier in China, but Apple may choose to eventually expand to other carriers in the world’s most populated country. It has been speculated that Apple might eventually launch the iPhone with China Mobile, the world’s largest carrier with over 600 million subscribers.
“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.”