“Demand for the iPhone 5 in China has reached more than 300,000 online reservations with mobile carrier China Unicom, as Apple prepares to starting selling the device there on Friday,” Michael Kan reports for IDG News Service.

“China Unicom received the 300,000 requests in the first week after it began accepting online reservations, it said on its official microblog on the Sina Weibo service,” Kan reports. “It also provided a breakdown of where the iPhone reservations are coming from in the country. The top place of origin is Beijing, followed by two of China’s largest provinces Guangdong and Shandong, and then the city of Shanghai.”

Kan reports, “China Unicom is one of two mobile carriers in the country that will be selling the device, and has about 232 million mobile subscribers. Previously, the carrier has struggled to meet demand for Apple’s iPhone launches in the country.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]

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