That’s excellent timing by Apple (well, maybe except for the fact that it’s a Friday the 13th), especially considering the Chinese New Year which falls on January 23 in 2012. The run-up to that day is in China akin to the famous ‘holiday shopping season’ in the ‘Western’ world, and many Chinese will surely choose an iPhone 4S as the item to gift this year.
Apple certainly needed to do all it could not to miss this huge sales opportunity. And now it won’t. So expect the worldwide sales numbers for the iPhone 4S in the first quarter of 2012 to be heavily influenced by the Chinese launch.
The other countries and territories that will also get the new iPhone on January 13 are Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bolivia, Botswana, the British Virgin Islands, Cameroon, the Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Grenada, Guam, Guinea Conakry, the Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Niger, Senegal, St. Vincent and The Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos, and Uganda.
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