Apple hasn’t announced when it plans to launch iPhone 5 in India, but The Economic Times seems quite confident that the company will launch the new iPhone in India on November 2nd.
The Economic Times reports that the entry-level 16GB iPhone 5 will be available for Rs. 45,000 ($850), the 32GB and 64GB models will be able for Rs. 52,500 ($980) and Rs. 59,500 ($1110) respectively.
The Economic Times claims that they’ve received the pricing information from Redington, one of the two distribution partners of Apple in India. As we had reported few weeks back, Apple has changed the distribution model in India, instead of relying on carriers for distribution, Apple is now partnering with specialised distribution companies Ingram Micro and Redington for reaching out to a much larger market.
Earlier in the month, reports had claimed that Apple was planning to launch the iPhone 5 in India and Malaysia on October 26th, which obviously didn’t happen, so it remains to be seen if Apple will indeed launch iPhone 5 later this week.
Apple had announced that iPhone 5 will be available in 100 countries and 240 mobile carriers by the end of the year.
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.
MacRumors reports that Apple may also launch iPhone 5 in Bulgaria, Greece, Croatia, Malta, Mexico, Romania, Thailand, and the Dominican Republic.