While I’m sure customers in China can get a good replica for a convenient price (just kidding), they finally get the chance to buy the real thing. The iPhone 4S is set to be available in China on January 13th, as well as 21 other countries, an official Apple press release says.
Chinese tech geeks will be happy to hear this. A 32 GB iPhone 4S was reportedly selling for $2000 in China in October. Now, there’s a difference between that and the $399 it will cost via official channels (or $ 199 – 16 GB and $ 399 – 64 GB). It will be available for free at some carriers with a two year contract.
Apple also says the device will also be available in 21 other countries: 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.
And since we’re talking about the Apple iPhone, here’s how to encrypt iPhone, iPod or iPad backups.