Online reservations for the new iPhones have shot past 100,000 at China's second-largest mobile carrier, reports Bloomberg.
Reservations surged past the 100,000 mark on the phone's first day of preorders at China's No. 2 carrier.
The carrier says that it'll have the device within the next three months, joining China Telecom, which also be carrying the handset.
China Telecom and China Unicom have trimmed prices as China Mobile gears up to start selling the iPhone, says the Wall Street Journal.
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.
The company and its biggest rival, China Unicom, will both start selling Apple's handset by the end of the year.
Wireless operator is developing a mobile OS brand known as "WoPhone," according to The Wall Street Journal.
Carrier will include complimentary case when it starts selling the phone on September 16, according to Chinese media.
China is booming and Apple knows it. While the only official iPhone carrier in China, China Unicom, is offering free iPhones with long-term contracts, a new competitor may be soon entering the market.
China Unicom has received a network access permit for the iPhone 4S from China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, says a report. That should mean the gadget is good to go.