iPhone 5 To Launch In India On October 26 [Rumor]

iPhone 5 To Launch In India On October 26 [Rumor]

Apple is expected to sell the iPhone 5 directly in India this time around.

The iPhone 5 is expected to launch in India on October 26, more than seven weeks after making its debut in the United States. The device is also expected to come with “wider availability” than previous models, which were hard to get hold of, and should come with a similar price to the iPhone 4S when that first launched in India.

BGR India reports that “multiple sources” have confirmed the October 26 launch for India, and that Apple will be distributing the handset directly for the first time — rather than relying on carrier partners.

It’s unclear how easy it will be to get hold of the device, however, with supply constraints still a problem all over the globe. Earlier today we reported that customers in Hong Kong must play the “Apple Store lottery” to be in with any chance of picking up the Cupertino company’s latest smartphone, and even then their chances of bagging the device are slim.

India will not be able to support the iPhone 5’s 4G LTE connectivity, BGR India reports, but users will still take advantage of its larger 4-inch display, the faster A6 processor, and the new design.

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  • Piyush Prakash

    iPhone 4s debuted in india last year at a price tag equivalent to around $865.
    I personally don’t think iPhone 5 has a chance of even a moderate success at such a high price because flagship android devices like”Samsung galaxy S3″ and “HTC one X” are already quite popular here with their price tag of under $660 equivalent INR.

  • kavi

    iPhone 4s debuted in india last year at a price tag equivalent to around $865.
    I personally don’t think iPhone 5 has a chance of even a moderate success at such a high price because flagship android devices like”Samsung galaxy S3″ and “HTC one X” are already quite popular here with their price tag of under $660 equivalent INR.

    Well said, who are we kidding? With huge population and buying potential younger gen are at highest ratio, still this company neglects to intro product at competitive price. All they can see is profits rather than customer satisfication or service. Apple should price its products according to market to be successful. No product from apple has been launched in india this soon after us launch(i know its rumour).

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