Next Round of iPhone 5 Launches Coming October 26 with India and Malaysia?

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    [​IMG] reports that Apple is planning to launch the iPhone 5 in India on October 26, moving rapidly to make the device available in one of the world's largest markets but one in which Apple has not yet gained significant traction.
    This report is not the first time an October 26 launch in Asia has been mentioned, as The Malay Mail reported last month that the iPhone 5 would be coming to Malaysia on that date, pending stock availability.
    Despite tight supplies, Apple has moved rapidly to launch the iPhone 5 in markets around the world, launching in nine countries on September 21 and following that with debuts in 22 more countries just one week later. Apple has announced that it intends to make the iPhone 5 available in at least 100 countries by the end of the year.

    Article Link: Next Round of iPhone 5 Launches Coming October 26 with India and Malaysia?
  2. macrumors regular


    Oct 17, 2008
  3. macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2012
    The Netherlands
    That's great, then the iPhone 5 can be unavailable there as well...

    Shouldn't they at least try to overcome the current mountain of back orders?
  4. macrumors 68020


    Sep 24, 2008
    Blazer town!
    very expensive

    glad apple is directly bringing it to India

    but full priced iPhone 5 way expensive over there and too much currency conversion also - similar to UK pricing.
  5. macrumors 65816

    Feb 15, 2011
    Nah, now people all over the world can preorder-->money:)
  6. macrumors 68020

    Jun 20, 2010
    Looks like I have a long wait ahead of me, wanting to walk into a store that contains sufficient stock and to buy one and walk out; preferably a phone that was't rushed out at Foxconn.
  7. macrumors 68000


    Aug 7, 2011
    Liverpool, UK
    At first I didn't think it was an improvement on the 4S but having had it for a couple of weeks now, I wouldn't go back. And I loved the 4S
  8. macrumors member

    Mar 22, 2012
    Great, maybe the waiting list will be shorter there than it is here in California! Where do I sign up?
  9. macrumors regular

    Feb 1, 2008
    really? wtf are they going to launch.. they don't even have a phone to fulfill my order from almost 30 days ago... launch deeznutz apple..:mad:
  10. macrumors 68010

    Oct 23, 2003
    Brunswick, MD
    Same situation here....

    I started a new job just after the iPhone 5 launched. They promised me they'd order me one since they were issuing all new employees iPhones as standard practice anyway. (I said why order me a 4s when the 5 is just coming out?)

    Well, still waiting with no shipping date from AT&T in sight.... Meanwhile, other co-workers are walking around with their 5's they got just by walking into a local Apple store early enough in the morning. It's really kind of insulting. I mean, why bother with a pre-order if they won't even fulfill them while they sell more new phones to people off the street in the meantime?

  11. macrumors 6502


    Sep 20, 2012
    Apple are do-gooders to sell their great products outside of the US, or even in some states.
  12. macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2011
    i pre ordered my iphone 5 but then i finally cancelled it to get the new one x+. pre orders dont neccesarily = money. if the phone was sent to me within a week thats what i would be playing with right now and apple would have one more customer. its pointless opening up more regions if there is no region without a back order. phones in stock + order = money.
  13. macrumors 6502a

    STiNG Operation

    Aug 15, 2012
    The Zoo
    I would like to see a statistic on how many iPhone's were released with defects/problems from each distributor. This could really put the "complaints" in perspective.
  14. macrumors 68000

    Dec 13, 2010
  15. macrumors newbie


    Jul 25, 2012
    Mexico City - Kobol
  16. macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2012
    Hmm same time I am expecting my back/pre-order. Dont know if this is good, they are ramping up supplies and have plenty, or bad my order gets pushed because supplies are limited. :confused:
  17. macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2011
    Is IP5 sold in India/Malaysia factory unlocked?
  18. macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2011
    if its going on back order like every other market why dont they just open it up to the world on launch day
  19. macrumors regular


    Jul 13, 2010
  20. macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2011
    Kleenex Box

    This is kind of non-sequitor, but I've been noticing this since the iPhone 5 came out. I'm a big fan of Apple's packaging, but am I the only one who thinks that their iPhone 5 box looks like a box of Kleenex when you first glance at the image? The way they have the phone angled to show off it's slim design looks very similar in shape to the opening on a Kleenex box.
  21. macrumors 6502a

    Mr Fusion

    May 7, 2007
    Malaysia is a beautiful country, look beyond Zoolander and Entrapment. ;)
  22. macrumors regular


    Oct 17, 2008
    What aspect of this phone made you think it WOULDN'T be an improvement?
  23. macrumors 601


    Oct 1, 2010
    Please pay the workers fairly....

    Can't afford any stopages now.
  24. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 28, 2010
    I still have my 4S (locked in on contracts) but I wish I could upgrade. I'm incredibly surprised at the entire design of the 5 and how well it fits in the hand.
  25. macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2008
    I agree. I am waiting and waiting for my pre-order through my company. It sucks that I have to wait while others I work with that are not on the company's plan have already received their iPhone 5.

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