Online reservations for the new iPhones have shot past 100,000 at China's second-largest mobile carrier, reports Bloomberg.
The carrier says that it'll have the device within the next three months, joining China Telecom, which also be carrying the handset.
Reservations surged past the 100,000 mark on the phone's first day of preorders at China's No. 2 carrier.
According to a report from Chinese tech industry watchers MIC Gadget, the biggest mobile phone company in the world's largest smartphone market is one network permit away from carrying Apple's iPhone 4S.
Wireless operator is developing a mobile OS brand known as "WoPhone," according to The Wall Street Journal.
After well over a year of iPhone flirtation with China Mobile, Apple may have decided to cut off talks with the world's largest carrier and start negotiating with China Unicom.
After a thaw in some regulatory issues, China Unicom is planning to introduce iPhones with Wi-Fi into the Chinese market.
Despite a spat between Google and the Chinese government, state-owned telco China Unicom said it will sell phones using the Google Android OS.
China Unicom announced this week that the company has sold more than 100,000 iPhones since the phone's launch October 30. The numbers have improved since the phone's initial release, but the numbers are still modest.
While the numbers don't come close to the original iPhone's first-weekend sales in the U.S., the Chinese carrier has other factors to contend with.