Apple has just announced that their “best iPhone yet” will finally arrive in China, alongside 21 other countries when Friday the 13th rolls around. This is one of the clearest signs yet that Apple does not really bother too much about superstitions and the ilk, considering how some folks do suffer from a case of triskaidekaphobia – which is, the fear of 13. A small figure like that certainly is not going to stop Apple in any way, so expect to see the Chinese start toting around the dual-core A5-powered smartphone that runs on iOS 5, which is touted to be the most advanced mobile operating system in the world, sporting more than 200 new features over its predecessor.
According to Apple’s CEO Tim Cook, “Customer response to our products in China has been off the charts. With the launch in China next week, iPhone 4S will be available in over 90 countries making this our fastest iPhone rollout ever.” When Friday the 13th rolls around, the iPhone 4S will also arrive on the shores of 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. I do wonder how this will affect the sales of the Meizu MX. [Press Release]