Apple iPhone 5 reported to Hit Indian Market on 26th October
One of the most awaited Smartphone is already out in the market but wait is it there in India? Apple started shipping the iPhone 5 on 21st September 2012, But the list did not include India. The iPhone 5 is already available in the Indian grey market starting from 55,000 to a lakh, Many of them have already bought it for that big price. Last year when Apple launched the iPhone 4S i was one of the very first people who got their hands on it. The 4S was officially sold in India on 25th of November. According to a report, The Indian consumers will be able to buy the sought-after smartphone on Friday, October 26.
BGR India has the story:
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.
We also hear that the iPhone 5 would be priced closer to the launch price of the iPhone 4S, which recently got a price drop. However, at this point of time we are not sure about the number of units available initially considering Apple is facing supply constraints globally.
Apple has already sold five million iPhone 5 units during the opening weekend and has promised to make this year’s iteration of the iconic smartphone available in over a 100 countries and across two hundred and forty network carriers by Christmas. If BGR Reports are proven correct, then the India’s leading network carriers Aircel and Airtel, along with other companies, will be offering tariff plans tailored to the iPhone 5.
Apple is Considering that India is home to the largest concentration of people living below the World Bank’s international poverty line of $1.25 per day, and may re-think its exorbitant pricing model for the country.