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.
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.