iPhone 5 regulatory certification is approved in China ahead of rumored December release

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According to The Wall Street Journal, China Telecom and China Unicom have granted regulatory approval for the iPhones 5.

China Telecom chairman Wang Xiaochu has announced that the handset will go on sale on the carrier by early December.

Apple plans to make the iPhone 5 available in 100 countries on 240 carriers by December.

The company is focused on the Chinese market which has brought 15% of their global total in fiscal 2012.