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.

 

WHAT DOES THE NEW IPHONE 5 OFFER?
  • 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.

(JPN/Agencies)

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