Online retailer Infibeam has started taking pre-orders for the Apple iPhone 5. BGR India previously has exclusively reported that Apple plans to announce the iPhone 5 in India on October 26 with a release in the first week of November. 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
Infibeam is charging Rs 5,000 for pre-booking the 16GB model and says that it will ship within two to three days from the release date. As of now only the 16GB model is available that too only in Black. We doubt if this is an official pre-order from Apple India and is likely to be a preemptive move by Infibeam. Also Read - Apple says iOS 11.3 beta update to fix iPhone throttling will be available ‘this spring’
It s worth noting that the black model is prone to scratching and chipping, while the white model is less susceptible to this problem. That said Apple has tightened quality control in the light of these teething problems, which should indicate that these problems might be behind the iPhone 5 when it eventually hits India.