New Delhi: After a long hiatus Apple Inc launched the much-awaited iPhone 5 – a lighter, thinner and more powerful version of its iconic mobile.

The iPhone 5 would be available on pre-order from Friday. In what could bring disappointment to iPhone patrons in India, the company has made no official comment about the phone’s release in the country.

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However, it will hit the shelves in US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore on September 21, followed by 22 more countries on September 28.


  • Apple would offer 4G wireless technology for the first time
  • 4-inch display, up from the current 3.5 inches
  • Siri voice assistant
  • Apple's own mobile mapping service
  • Turn-by-turn voice directions for navigation
  • ‘Passbook’ that organises a user's electronic airline tickets, movie tickets and restaurant loyalty cards

Apple hasn't made any confirmation about the launch date in India.

Meanwhile, a tech site reported that the iPhone 5 will light up India during Diwali with its release.

The iPhone 5 will support a 4G LTE chipset and sport a bigger, a refreshed 4-inch display. The phone will be seen running on iOS 6.


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