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.
We expect the iPhone 5 to have a wider availability unlike the past where it was not available readily everywhere.
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.