iPhone 5 release in China by December

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According to Chinadaily, Apple’s interest in the Chinese market has been visible in the store expansion in the country and a short product delivery time gap between the US and China.

The company’s third fiscal quarter earnings report showed that earnings in China grew 26 % and sales reached $5.7 billion.

Rumors of a potential partnership between Apple and China Mobile, the world’s largest carrier with over 600 million subscribers, have been frequent.

Recent reports state that the new iPhone will launch in India and several other countries next Friday.

The device will be available in Mexico, Greece, the Dominican Republic, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Malta and Thailand on November 2.