While Apple fans around the globe have had the iPhone 4S for awhile now, our friends in China, yet haven’t got to grab their new iPhone, due to government approvals, or rather the lack of them in this case.

In China before a device can hit the markets it has to be approved by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). The good news is, the 4S has finally been granted approval by the ministry in Beijing and will be released for the masses by Chinese network Unicom sometime soon, early 2012 seems to be the tentative date as of now ! Time for our Chinese friends to rejoice !