China Unicom stated earlier this week that it had received more than 300,000 iPhone 5 pre-roders.
Prior to today, Phone 5 was available in 48 countries around the world including the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea (since last Friday), and the UK.
In addition to China, iPhone 5 also launched today in Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador, Grenada, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Macedonia, Malaysia, Moldova, Montenegro, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela.
Next Friday, December 21, iPhone 5 will launch in Barbados, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Egypt, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St.Vincent & the Grenadines, Tunisia, Uganda and Vietnam.
By next Friday, Apple’s iPhone 5 will be available in 98 countries.