Apple has just announced that iPhone 5 will be available in more than 50 countries in December.
As reported earlier, Apple has started selling unlocked GSM iPhone 5 in its Online Store in the U.S. It has taken Apple a lot more time to launch the unlocked iPhone 5, which went on sale in September, due to production issues. Last year, Apple had started selling unlocked iPhone 4S on its Online Store less than a month after it was launched.
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.
Apple’s strategy to sell the iPhone in India hasn’t quite succeeded. The company doesn’t have its own retail presence in the country due to strict government laws, the iPhone price has been exorbitant, and Apple’s carriers partners haven’t managed to push out iPhone units in great numbers to consumers.
TechCrunch reports that Apple is planning to hold a conference in Shenzen, China for its Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad (MFI) program partners on November 7 and November 8.
According to the report, Apple will promote the adoption of AirPlay, Bluetooth standards and more importantly to cover guidelines for the new Lightning connector.
There are few things that you expect when Apple launches a new iOS device. In case of iPhone 5 it hasn’t been any different.
It all started almost a year back with the rumors and speculations about what to expect in the next generation iPhone, then we had a big media event in September where Apple unveiled the hotly anticipated iPhone 5.
Few days back, we reported that Apple had increased quality control standards to reduce the number of iPhone 5 units that are delivered with scratches right out of the box. This had resulted in the slowdown in production.