Apple fans rejoice! Apple will be bringing the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c smartphones to India on November 1st, just in time for the holiday season. In a press release sent across today, Apple confirmed it’ll be launching the two new phones in 25 countries on October 25th, and a dozen more on November 1st. The two phones were announced on September 10th, and went on sale in eleven countries on September 20th. Apple reported record sales of over 9 million over the launch weekend.
Since then, the supplies of iPhone 5s have remained tight, with estimated shipping times being pushed to 3-4 weeks in most launch countries. In its endeavor to bring the new iPhones to more countries, Apple will be bringing them to 37 more countries by November 1st. Below are the list of countries:
October 25th Launch
These 25 countries will be getting the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c on Friday, October 25th –
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, French West Indies, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion Island, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and Thailand.
November 1st Launch
These 12 countries will be getting the new iPhones on Friday, November 1st –
Albania, Armenia, Bahrain, Colombia, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, India, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and UAE.
iPhone 5s comes with some interesting features like fingerprint scanner, much improved 8MP camera with True Tone flash and the fastest processor – the Apple A7. In addition, Apple brought the iPhone 5s in champagne gold which has become quite a rage, and in heavy demand across the globe.
iPhone 5s and 5c India launch & expected pricing
Apple has timed the Indian launch perfectly with the biggest festival of the year, Diwali, scheduled to be celebrated on November 3rd across the country. Those who were waiting to get hold of the latest iPhones (or gift them to their beloved ones) before the holiday season will be able to do so, assuming Apple brings enough stock at the launch. As mentioned before, Apple has struggled with the supplies of iPhone 5s (specially the gold variant), so it remains to be seen how many units they make available on the launch day.
As for the pricing, we’d need to wait for the official announcement, but the rumors making round suggest a pricing of Rs.48,500 for the 16GB version of iPhone 5s, and Rs.41,500 for the 16GB version of iPhone 5c. Will you be buying one of them this festive season?