China gets an early Lunar New Year present: the iPhone 4S. With a population of 1.33 billion people, China has a lot of potential for Apple, and they seem to be fully aware of that. Hands down, China is dominant in terms of scale, but they’re not the only ones in this announcement. Twenty-one other countries are getting the iPhone 4S on the 13th as well, so here’s the list.
All twenty-two countries receiving the iPhone 4S on January 13th:
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.
After these countries launch, the 4S will be available in over 90 countries. It’s really quite impressive. Tim Cook, as both COO and CEO of Apple, has executed wonderfully on the globalization of iOS. The iPhone isn’t a US-only phenomenon. Heck, it isn’t even a western-only phenomenon. It’s worldwide, and it’s pretty clear that Cook and his team are to thank for that.
[quote]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.[/quote]
So, worldly Macgasm readers, are you going to grab an iPhone 4S when it launches in your country? Has it been an excruciating wait? We want to hear about it, so sound off in the comment section of this post, or you can tweet us: @macgasm.
Source: Apple PR