Apple has reportedly cut orders for LCD panels for the iPhone 5 from Japan Display, LG Display and Sharp. Nikkei reports that the orders have been cut down by as much as 80 percent from Japan Display and 40 percent from Sharp when compared to the orders during October-December period. This has led many to think about weakening demand for the iPhone 5, which would have a big impact on Apple's stock price considering the iPhone accounts for over half of Apple's revenues. But is there more to it than meets the eye? More →
To say that the iPhone 5 is the most anticipated smartphone of the year is an understatement. It is perhaps the smartphone people have waited for two years especially after Apple launched the iPhone 4S last October, which was physically identical to the iPhone 4. At the same time, one has to admit that buying the latest iPhone is not a no-brainer anymore. Android has matured by leaps and bounds over the last year in every conceivable way - be it pure usability, UI innovation, apps, or even hardware. The iPhone has never had it so tough. So where does that leave the iPhone 5? Is it still the best smartphone in the world? Read on to find out. More →
The Apple iPhone 5 only arrived in India on Friday, November 2, but if a WSJ report is to be believed then it is already sold out as of today. According to the report only 10,000-15,000 units were shipped to India for the first round of sales and it appears Apple has sold out the stock. More →
This is the moment gadget collectors in India have been waiting for. The Apple iPhone 5 is now officially available in India starting at Rs 45,500 for the 16GB version. The 32GB model costs Rs 52,500 and the 64GB model costs Rs 59,500. Apple had originally unveiled the iPhone 5 back in September and it features an all-new design flush with an aluminum finish and chamfered edges. More →
Many of our readers have been pinging us with the iPhone 5 pricing and we have been hearing the same prices from our sources too. But we had been waiting for some sort of official confirmation about the same before reporting it. And now we seem to have it, courtesy Redington, one of Apple's two distribution partners in India. As expected, the iPhone 5 will start from Rs 45,500 for the 16GB version, Rs 52,500 for 32GB and Rs 59,500 for 64GB. Apple's other distribution partner today announced that the iPhone 5 will be available across India from November 2. The photos here might be of the older generation iPhone, but we are quite certain these are just placeholder photos. We are also hearing that Airtel and Aircel might just announce reverse subsidy plans for the iPhone 5 just like they did for the iPhone 4S last year. We will have the details with us in the next few days. Hat tip to Rishi, iSheep!
As we had reported earlier, the iPhone 5 is now available for pre-order with retailers around the country. Online retailer Saholic has also started taking pre-orders for the iPhone 5 starting at Rs 45,500 for the 16GB model. The 32GB model will cost Rs 52,500 and the 64GB model will cost a gut wrenching Rs 59,500, but pre-orders for these models will go live in a few days. More →
Apple's partners have announced today that the iPhone 5 will be available in India on November 2 just like BGR India exclusively reported earlier this week. However, the pricing has not been confirmed, but is expected to start from slightly over Rs 45,000. Today Apple also introduced app pricing in Indian Rupees in its App Store. Earlier this month Apple slashed prices of the iPhone 4S to Rs 38,500 and the iPhone 4 to Rs 26,500 in preparation for the iPhone 5 launch. According to a statement issued by Ingram Micro, "it will offer [the] iPhone 5 at leading modern trade and retail outlets across India, beginning Friday, November 2." The statement does not mention any pricing. More →
We exclusively reported earlier about Apple's plans to launch the iPhone 5 in India on October 26. Since our exclusive report, we have had the mainstream press citing their own "industry sources" claiming the same. Some even reported about pre-orders for the iPhone 5 going live on October 19 in India, which of course did not happen. We are less than a week away from October 26 and we have been hearing a lot of chatter from our sources in the past couple of weeks. We have been getting a lot of requests from our readers on the current status of the iPhone 5 launch in India and it is time we provided them with an update. Will Apple announce the iPhone 5 launch in India on October 26? Most likely. Will it be available to buy on October 26? Highly unlikely. Read on for details. More →