The iPhone 4S is about to conquer China.
As MMi reported Wednesday, Apple plans to unleash its new smartphone in China (the world's largest mobile community) next Friday, January 13th. And given the operator's sweet promotion, there's an excellent possibility that the market share Apple wants to capture in China will soon become a reality.
According to a report this morning from Bloomberg, Chinese customers willing to pay a $45 monthly fee under a two-year contract will get the iPhone 4S at no charge. Obviously, China Unicom is eating huge upfront costs in order to release the phone at no charge to subscribers, but the carrier obviously believes this arrangement will prove highly lucrative over time.
China Unicom, the only one of the nation’s three carriers offering the iPhone with a service contract, is using the handset to woo high-end subscribers who play games and watch online videos using their phones.