iPad 4 and iPad Mini arriving in China on December 7, iPhone 5 on December 14
After a few weeks in which anyone was able to speculate about this, Apple has finally announced the release dates for its newest mobile products in China. The Californian company is poised to take advantage of the record sales over there which take place just before the Chinese New Year (which in 2013 will be on February 10).
The first two of Apple’s new products to arrive in China are the iPad 4 and iPad Mini (which is pictured below). The Wi-Fi-only versions of these devices will go on sale on Friday, December 7 all across China. One week later, on December 14, the iPhone 5 will be joining them.
There’s no word on whether the 4G-capable versions of Apple’s newest tablets will make it to China, or when.
You’ll be able to pick up the three new devices online from Apple’s store, via authorized resellers, and from Apple’s glass-and-steel stores in China. These establishments will start taking reservations for the devices, for a pick-up the next day, on the day before the availability will start. Such reservations will be made from 9 am to 5 pm every day.
Right now, the new iPads are available in 42 countries across the world, and the iPhone 5 can be bought in 47.