After becoming available for preorder in Hong Kong last Friday, the iPhone 4S sold out almost immediately, once again demonstrating Apple’s continued success in China, according to Ticonderoga Securities analyst Brian White.

“In our view, this is a very positive sign for iPhone 4S demand in Greater China has Hong Kong represents the first entry of the new smartphone in the rapidly growing region, and we expect the 4S to reach Mainland China in December,” he said in a note to investors, as reported by “AppleInsider” (

Meanwhile, Chris Whitmore with Deutsche Bank told investors that a poll of about 30 retail stores revealed Apple is experiencing daily stock-outs of the iPhone 4S at most of them. He said that between 85 and 90% of stores polled continue to run out of inventory.

“Apple employees are directing customers to make an online appointment (first come first serve) for next day pickup at nearby Apple retail stores as stocks appear to be refreshed daily at most locations,” Whitmore said, again as noted by “AppleInsider.”