iPhone 4S passes last hurdle to launching in mainland China

The People's Daily is reporting that an Apple device with the model number A1431 has received China's Compulsory Certification. This is the model number for the iPhone 4S that recently received a network entry permit, indicating that the phone has cleared the remaining hurdles before it can be sold in mainland China.

This positions Apple to release the iPhone 4S in the new year, most likely coinciding with Chinese New Year on Jan. 23.

[via CNN/Fortune]

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