This is the news you all had been waiting for and you read it first on BGR India! Multiple sources have confirmed to us that Apple is preparing to launch the iPhone 5 in India on the last Friday of this month, which happens to be October 26. As we had exclusively reported earlier, Apple will be distributing the iPhone 5 in India on its own rather than relying on its carrier partners. Also Read - Next MacBook Air will be lighter and will come with MagSafe charging: ReportAlso Read - Samsung is bringing 90Hz OLED to laptops, mass production to begin in March
We expect the iPhone 5 to have a wider availability unlike the past where it was not available readily everywhere. Also Read - Apple iPhone best photos: Indian photographer features in the top picks
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.
The iPhone 5 features a new re-designed anodized aluminum casing, a taller 4-inch IPS in-cell display with a resolution of 1136×640 pixels, an 8-megapixel-iSight camera with a sapphire lens cover and a dynamic low-light mode and a panorama mode. Additionally, the device has a custom Apple designed dual-core A6 chip clocked at 1GHz along with 1GB of RAM and 16GB, 32GB and 64GB memory options. The iPhone 5 also supports LTE networks in select markets; unfortunately India is not among them. The iPhone 5 runs on iOS 6.
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