Phil Schiller could nail iPhone 4S Hong Kong release date at AsiaD 2011

By Alan Ng - Oct 12, 2011

For those of you who are interested in finding out the release date for the Hong Kong and China launch of the Apple iPhone 4S, we could be very close to finding out the date thanks to an upcoming event that Apple is scheduled to appear at.

We recently told you how the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich products may be unveiled at the 2011 AsiaD: All Things Digital event in Hong Kong on October 19th, but now we have confirmation that Apple’s Phil Schiller will also be attending the event as well.

Phil Schiller, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing is a key member of Steve Jobs’ Apple team along with new CEO Tim Cook of course, and considering that Hong Kong and China were strangely omitted from the list of countries for the iPhone 4S launch event, we believe that AsiaD may be the location when Apple finally reveal a release date.

From a business perspective, Apple now sees Hong Kong and China as fresh markets to explore after recently opening Apple Stores in both countries. The Hong Kong store situated inside the IFC mall in Central is proving to be a hit with fans, with Apple themselves reportedly spending $20 million in construction costs.

If Apple do announce a release date for the iPhone 4S during Phil Schiller’s speech at AsiaD on October 19th, you can probably expect to see crowds similar to the ones gathered for the IFC store opening, as seen below:

US and UK consumers have no such problems of course since the iPhone 4S has now begun shipping and devices are set to reach consumers this Friday to meet Apple’s deadline. If you are living in Hong Kong at the moment and are trying to get your hands on an iPhone 4S, give us your thoughts on this below.

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  • appleluva

    why is it that hong kong is always the last to get, I mean they basically make the products here in china we should get first dibs, although I’m not sure if it is an upgrade going from iPhone 4 to 4S?

  • Plzz apple

    I didnt take my bro’s iphone 4 for the 4s, apple better release it soon or else im throwing all my apple products out the window!!!

  • Graymarket

    I live in Canada and I will be bringing 2 iPhone 4s to sell in Hk.

    • Pajero69x

      hi how much ur selling it?

  • Anonymous

    Apple has until the 1st November to allow me to have a 4s (I’m in HK) else I’m going SAMSUNG

  • Old3GinHK

    I’ve got an old iPhone 3G and it is barely functioning. I was very disappointed that HK/China were not part of the original launch date. Hope the 4S will be available by the end of October!

    • Amy

      Same here – my 3G takes about five seconds between answering the call and actually connecting to it and I need headphones or speaker setting to hear the caller.