updated 12:15 pm EST, Fri December 2, 2011
Taiwan, Malaysia, others cited as launch countries
Brazil and Russia have officially entered the ranks of countries getting the iPhone 4S on December 16th. In Brazil, the local division of carrier Claro has put up a marketing page singling out the date. Some local shops have reportedly been selling the 4S since last week, but unofficially and at extremely high prices, approaching $2,000 for a 16GB model.
A collection of Russian vendors, such as Digital.ru, have begun taking pre-orders for the 16th. Another country known to be getting the 4S on that date is South Africa. A full list of regions has not been announced by Apple, but some others expected to join the roster include Taiwan, Malaysia, and the Philippines.