For months, Apple fanboys in China have been waiting for the release of iPhone 4S.
iPhone 4S has been released in Hong Kong but the mainland China is yet to see the arrival of Apple’s latest smartphone that broke various records in terms of sales.
People’s Daily has recently reported that a phone with the model number A1431 has passed the final hurdle in its Chinese certification. That is the same model number that was used by Apple to get a network entry permit for the 4S from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology on 6 December 2011, so all signs point to iPhone.
Considering the timeline, there is a strong possibility of iPhone 4S being launched in China before China before the Chinese New Year on 23 January 2011, which is the equivalent of Black Friday in United States.
Given the fact over 10 million iPhones being used in China on China’s Mobile network (not official iPhone carrier), which also signifies the popularity of iPhone in China, Apple is likely to break even more records with the iPhone 4S in the new year.
Source: Tech Crunch