Delhi’s grey markets have started taking pre-orders for the iPhone 5. Some retailers are offering the iPhone 5 for as much as Rs 1,20,000 and are promising it will be available a couple of days after the phone goes on sale on September 21. Also Read - Apple warns iPhone 5 users to update to iOS 10.3.4 before November 3 to avoid essential featuresAlso Read - A look at how Apple iPhone evolved since Steve Jobs introduced it 12 years ago
At the moment there is no clarity on which version (16GB, 32GB or 64GB) of the iPhone 5 will be sold. It is also unclear whether these phones would be factory unlocked or be jailbroken devices locked to a carrier. The iPhone 5 uses a Nano SIM, which is smaller and thinner than the Micro SIM, which was used on the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. Unlike Micro SIMs where users could use a SIM cutter to convert a regular SIM, the same won’t be possible with Nano SIMs. Hence, users won’t be able to use the iPhone 5 as a phone till carriers don’t launch Nano SIMs in India. Also Read - Apple says iOS 11.3 beta update to fix iPhone throttling will be available ‘this spring’
BGR India had exclusively reported earlier that most Indian carriers are bringing Nano SIMs closer to the launch of the iPhone 5 in India.