China gets the iPhone 4S tomorrow, Friday the 13th - thousands already lined up to pay $60 a month
And the trend will seemingly continue - reports are that thousands of people have already lined up in front of Apple's retail stores in China's big cities, waiting for the clock to strike twelve, so they can be one of the first official owners of the iPhone 4S there. The Apple Stores in China are some of the most heavily trafficked in the world.
Analysts estimated that China Unicom started losing money on the two-year, $45 a month contract for the iPhone 4 that it had last year, that is why it had added the additional year for the 32GB model this time around.
source: AppleInsider & Bloomberg