iPhone 5 May Be Coming To India And Malaysia On October 26

iPhone 5

We’ve some good news for our readers in India and Malaysia. Apple hasn’t announced when it plans to launch the new iPhone 5 in India, but Boy Genius Reports’ India focused blog – BGR.in reports that according to their sources, Apple is planning to launch it in India on October 26.

Apple has announced that iPhone 5 will be available in 100 countries and 240 mobile carriers by the end of the year.

BGR.in reports:

Multiple sources have confirmed to us that Apple is preparing to launch the iPhone 5 in India on the last Friday of this month, which happens to be October 26. As we had exclusively reported earlier, Apple will be distributing the iPhone 5 in India on its own rather than relying on its carrier partners.

We expect the iPhone 5 to have a wider availability unlike the past where it was not available readily everywhere.

MacRumors also points out that The Malay Mall had also reported that iPhone 5 will be coming to Malaysia on October 26:

“If orders remain within projections made by Apple by Sept 30, the Oct 26 launch date in Malaysia together with several other countries will remain,” noted an industry source.

“Should there be a shortfall in available supplies, the Malaysian launch date could get pushed to sometime in November.”

iPhone 5 first went on sale in US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the UK on September 21, followed by the launch in 22 more countries on September 28.

It remains to be seen at what price Apple launches the new iPhone in India, as it has been significantly more expensive to buy an iPhone in India than other countries as carriers don’t offer an upfront subsidy. They offer the iPhone on reverse subsidy plans to customers, where one has to pay the full price of the iPhone upfront but can recover up to 100% of the cost over a period of 2 years if you stick with the carrier.

Are you planning to buy an iPhone 5? Let us know in the comments.

[via BGR.in, The Malay Mall]

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  • mkimid

    “Up to 100%” I like this statement

    • http://www.iphonehacks.com iPhoneHacks

      Isn’t it always the case :)

      We’re assuming it depends on the data plans.

  • http://www.geekchoice.com Dagmar Schneitz

    I thought the iPhone 5 was already released in India and that part of the world. Isn’t that where they make most iPhones anyway?

  • saransh

    yes yes yes

  • Bluedream

    Sure i will get 64gb one…

  • bryan

    Is iphone 5 really coming in october 26 ?

  • Adcimo

    Yeay! Time for iPhone 5 in Malaysia!

    • bryan

      Admico how u know ?
      what time r they selling ?
      i heard that the price is rm 3000 for an iphone…
      is it right ?

  • bryan

    So what time is it releasing ?
    erm i heard that iphone 5 is rm 3000
    is it true ?

    • Kye

      Not at all. Those dumbs are spreading rumours everywhere. Just before the release of 4s in Malaysia, people were saying that it cost 3.7k. Those craps are annoying. The price should be around 2.2
      You can check the price of i5 in Hong Kong and Singapore and do some conversion.

  • Kye

    Yes! Gonna get one.
    Update us with the latest news huh! Craving for it!!

  • bryan

    Rm 3000 for 16 gb is it ?