Mainland China to get iPhone 4S by Jan. 23

This is great news for the Chinese readers, according to People’s Daily, the official news outlet in China, Apple has been given the green light to start selling their immensely popular iPhone 4s in Mainland China.

The report in People’s Daily reads as follows:

“After obtaining the network entry permit from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China (MIIT), the iPhone 4S received China Compulsory Certification (3C) for electronic products on December 22, meaning that it has met all the requirements for coming into markets of China”

During the third quarter of 2011 China surpassed the U.S. as the largest smartphone market in the world, China saw 23.9 million units shipped, while the U.S. saw 23.3 million units shipped.

Currently the hottest feature of the iPhone 4s, Siri is only available in English, however it is expected that Apple will introduce support for Mandarin, China’s most popular language, sometime in the first quarter of 2012.

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