Apple has been hard at work recently in China, making sure it’s latest smartphone gets all the country-specific approvals necessary for the phone to be available in the world’s largest mobile market. The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Technology has approved the iPhone 5 for sale in the country.
There will be two variants of the phone: a WCDMA flavor and a CDMA-2000 variant. With these two editions the phone can go on sale on both China Unicom and China Telecom networks. However, a TD-SCDMA version is not yet available for the phone to operate on China Mobile but still, with the two aforementioned carriers in the world’s largest mobile market, this could be a great exposure. The phone is expected to be available at the middle of December.