Apple has confirmed that iPhone 5 will be available in China on Friday, December 14. The Wi-Fi versions of iPad mini and fourth generation iPad with Retina display will be available in the country on Friday, December 7.
iPad mini and the new fourth generation iPad with Retina display are currently available in 42 countries, and iPhone 5 is available in 47 countries, including the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the UK.
China's Telecommunications Equipment and Certification Center (TENAA) on Thursday gave iPhone models necessary network access licenses. The pictures of devices that looked like iPhone 5 appeared on TENAA's website on Thursday.
Apple's has previously said that it expected the iPhone 5 would go on sale in China sometime in December.
iPhone 5 is the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, completely redesigned to feature a stunning new 4-inch Retina display; an Apple-designed A6 chip for blazing fast performance; and ultrafast wireless, all while delivering even better battery life.
iPhone 5 comes with iOS 6, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system with over 200 new features including: Shared Photo Streams, all-new Maps app, Passbook organization and even more Siri features and languages.
iPad mini is a completely new iPad design that is 23 percent thinner and 53 percent lighter than the third generation iPad, and features a stunning 7.9-inch Multi-Touch display, FaceTime HD and 5 megapixel iSight cameras, ultrafast wireless performance and an incredible 10 hours of battery life. The fourth generation iPad features a gorgeous 9.7-inch Retina display, new Apple-designed A6X chip, FaceTime HD camera and ultrafast wireless performance. Both iPad mini and the new fourth generation iPad come with iOS 6.