Thursday, 13 September 2012

iPhone 5 to first hit Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan in Asia

Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan will be the first Asian countries that will sell Apple's iPhone 5 when it is launched worldwide on Sep. 21.

The handset which comes in either white and silver, or black and slate will be available for pre-order from this Friday. Its body is about 18 percent slimmer and 20 percent lighter than the iPhone 4S at 7.6mm thin and weighing 112g.

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Local operator pricing in Asia has not yet been disclosed, but Apple will sell the device in the United States with a two year contract: 16GB (US$199), 32GB (US$299), 64GB (US$399).

In Singapore, the iPhone 5 will be available without contract for a suggested retail price of S$948 (US$772) for the 16GB model, S$1,088 (US$886) for the 32GB model and S$1,238 (US$1,008) for the 64GB model.

It will also be available unlocked from HK$5,588 (US$720) in Hong Kong. Specific price points for Japan were not yet available.