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. 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
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. Also Read - Apple says iOS 11.3 beta update to fix iPhone throttling will be available ‘this spring’
We have been exclusively breaking news about the iPhone 5 India launch and were the first to report Apple’s plans to distribute the iPhone 5 on its own rather than relying on Airtel and Aircel as well as carriers introducing Nano SIMs in time for iPhone 5 launch. Apple has appointed Ingram Micro and Redington as its distribution partners.
The iPhone 5 features a new thinner design with a larger display and anodized aluminum back.