China getting iPhone 5 in late November/early December?

A new report has come out stating that it is looking like a late November or early December launch for the iPhone 5 in China. The Wall Street journal broke the news, stating that “Government officials” have helped determine the estimate:

Government officials haven’t offered guidance on when the iPhone 5 might win final approval. But China Telecom Chairman Wang Xiaochu said Friday in a brief interview on the sidelines of the Communist Party’s 18th Party Congress in Beijing that the phone should be by early December if not sooner.

The iPhone 5 has been rumored to finally be catching up in its production to meet the high demands for the device. Many have been trying to buy as many iPhone 5s as possible in order to send them back to China where the device is not yet released. China is a large market for Apple, so it surely wants to get it there as soon as possible. Looks like that may come before the end of the month.

What do you think? Are you ready for the iPhone 5 in China? Wondering how Apple will handle demand once released there? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.


Via: MacRumors, WSJ

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  • KellyMark

    Will this not mean that Apple copied the design of the Goophone I5 which was released before the iPhone 5.Currently iPhone 5 on the second hand market is very hot because of high demand. According to Movaluate analysis, AT&T iPhone 5 16G Black is the most popular among other variants which is about $800. I hope the factory unlocked iPhone will be available soon to stabilize the second hand market.