The iPhone 4S first launched in the US and other countries last October and added even more territories around the world in the last third of 2011. Today, Apple confirmed that the iPhone 4S will finally go on sale in China starting on Friday, January 13. In addition the smartphone will go on sale in 21 other countries around the world.
Those countries are 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.
China is the second biggest market for mobile phones in the world, behind the US, so the launch of the iPhone 4S in that corner of the world is certainly important to Apple as it tries to keep the sales momentum going for the latest version of its iOS smartphone. Apple should give us an update on the sales of the iPhone 4S in the fourth quarter of 2011 when it reveals its financial numbers later in January.