Apple announced on Monday that the iPhone 5 will debut in more than 50 countries this month including South Korea, Russia, Brazil and Taiwan. Apple also announced that iPhone 5 will be available in China from December 14. The flagship phone from Apple is already a hit in China. In the first day of pre-order, China Unicom has received orders for more than 100,000 iPhone 5 units.
According to Sohu IT news, a major Chinese web portal,
- Wireless operator China Telecom said on December 2 (Sunday) that the company had received pre-orders for more than 5,000 units for iPhone.
- China Unicom, rival of China Telecom, announced on December 3 (Monday) that the company had received orders for more than 100,000 units of Apple’s iPhone 5 as of 4:00 PM on the first day of pre-sale.
Though iPhone 5 is currently available in 47 countries including the U.S., UK, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore since September 21, it had not been available in China. Now, it’s confirmed that iPhone 5 will be available on December 14 (Friday) in the following countries:
Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador, Grenada, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Macedonia, Malaysia, Moldova, Montenegro, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela.
iPhone 5 will also be available from the following Friday, December 21, in the following countries:
Barbados, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Egypt, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St.Vincent & the Grenadines, Tunisia, Uganda, and Vietnam.
Seems like, China will always receive the latest iDevice very late than the U.S.