Apple launching iPhone 4S in China, 21 other countries on Jan. 13

Apple (s aapl) will begin selling the iPhone 4S in China on Friday, Jan. 13, according to a press release from the company issued on Wednesday morning. In addition to finally arriving in Apple’s “fastest-growing region by far,” the iPhone 4S will also hit 21 other new countries.
The iPhone 4S will then be available in 90 countries in total, making it Apple’s “fastest iPhone rollout ever,” according to Apple CEO Tim Cook. The new countries getting the iPhone on Jan. 13 include Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bolivia, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, China, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Grenada, Guam, Guinea Conakry, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Niger, Senegal, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos, and Uganda.
The iPhone 4S has already sold very well in Taiwan and Hong Kong, where it debuted in December and November, respectively. Apple’s exclusive carrier partner in China is China Unicom, which boasts 196 million mobile subscribers, according to a recent count from November.