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iPhone 5 Hits the Stores in 9 Countries Along with iOS 6

Apple iPhone 5

September 21, 2012 – the date has been the most awaited day for all tech junkies around the world. And why not? After all, it’s the day when the all new iPhone 5 would be available in 9 countries across the globe as announced in Apple’s Let’s Talk iPhone event held on 09.12.12.. And today is that day!

No wonder, today, when iPhone addicts will get a new crack – the much awaited (especially to those who expected a iPhone 5 release after iPhone 4) and feature packed, sleek new obsession, they are out on the streets ignoring the cold weather, standing in queues in front of Apple stores for hours.the company already has booked over 2 million pre-orders of this device in first 24 hours, which is more than twice of the first day sales of its predecessor – iPhone 4S. Apple store employees are going to have a busy day!

Why this Craze over iPhone 5?

iPhone 5 is the slimmest and lightest iPhone ever (as of now that is), fully redesigned with a striking new 4-inch Retina display, a faster A6 chip, ultra-fast wireless, and even better battery life. Now if that does not excite you much, here are the key features -

Key Features of iPhone 5

  • It’s 20% lighter and 18% thinner than iPhone 4S
  • Up to 2 times faster CPU and graphics performance are up to 2x faster when compared to the A5 chip in iPhone 4S
  • Up to 40% faster photo capture, better low-light performance, 1080p video with improved stabilization and panorama photos
  • FaceTime is now available over cellular with Mobile Share rate plans
  • Improved audio with natural sound and three microphones. Whoa!
  • New Lightning connector is 80% smaller and has an all-digital, 8-signal design
  • 4-inch Retina display with 1136×640 pixel resolution at 326 ppi and 18 percent more pixels than iPhone 4S. Yesss!

Want some more? Read on!

New Phone with a new OS – Presenting iOS 6!!!

If that was not enough, today is also the launch date of iOS 6. Apple previewed this new iOS on June 11, 2012 during their Worldwide Developers Conference. iOS 6 will be available to download for free for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPad. And what about iPhone 5? It will come installed on iPhone 5.

iPhone 5 Launch – NYC Flagship Store

Now that you learned a thing or two about iPhone 5 and loved it absolutely (what’s the reason of not loving it? It’s the best so far!) let’s check out some important facts -

Availability:

And now, let us do a quick check on the availability of this new baby – apart from the U.S., iPhone 5 is also going on sale at Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, France, Germany, Canada, and the U.K. actually the phone was first launched in Australia at 8 a.m. local time (22.00 GMT).

As for the stores, apart from all Apple stores in the said countries, this new gadget will be available for sale at Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy and Radio Shack. Retail outlets of AT&T, Verizon as well as Sprint will also sell the device.

A Quick Check on iPhone 5 Price

Apple is selling unlocked 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models for $649, $749, and $849 respectively. But good news is that – with a 2-year contract from a participating carrier, the same models will be available for $199, $299 and $399. Thanks God, I don’t need to break my savings ;) .

For those who want an upgrade, here’s the price list :

Device
New and Eligible Upgrade
Early Upgrade
No Commitment
iPhone 4 8GB Black
$0.99
$250.99
$379.99
iPhone 4 8GB White
$0.99
$250.99
$379.99
iPhone 4S 16GB Black
$99.99
$349.99
$549.99
iPhone 4S 16GB White
$99.99
$349.99
$549.99
iPhone 5 16GB Black
$199.99
$449.99
$649.99
iPhone 5 16GB White
$199.99
$449.99
$649.99
iPhone 5 32GB Black
$299.99
$549.99
$749.99
iPhone 5 32GB White
$299.99
$549.99
$749.99
iPhone 5 64GB Black
$399.99
$649.99
$849.99
iPhone 5 32GB White
$399.99
$649.99
$849.99

So what are you waiting for? Stand in the queue for hours and grab the best gadget in town. It’s time to bite that apple.

As for those who are not in these 9 countries where this new tech toy is available now, there is just one thing I can tell you – Laters, baby!

Did you like iPhone 5? Do you think it’s overpriced? Tell us in the comment section.

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Bidisha Gupta
Bidisha Gupta is a blogger who loves to write about different recent events. A complete movie buff, TV lover and social butterfly, she loves partying, shopping and eating out! She has done TV blogging for some well known websites and is currently trying her hands on novel. When not working, she can be found chilling out with friends at the finest eateries. Reading books, dancing and listening to music are things that she is interested in. She wants to launch her own lifestyle store, that will help the less fortunate people of the society to earn a living.
  • Moumita Dasgupta

    The article is informative and made me curious, and it was fun reading it…