Following the official revealing of iPhone 5, Apple confirmed that their latest smartphone will land on the markets later this month, with a September 21st release date added to the list.
With co-ordination to past launches, the company mentioned that its latest flagship smartphone will hit retailers just 9 days after its formal unveiling, with the confirmed September 21st iPhone 5 release date being drawn in just two days after iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPad owners are given the opportunity to download the new iOS 6 update.
The iPhone 5 is set to launch in the UK and US at the same time, and most widely figured, date in the year’s tech calendar. The device is releasing just months after Samsung’s successful Galaxy S3. Analyst reports and recent rumors have suggested that sales of the latest smartphone could see the company shift as many as 10 million of the handsets in its opening week on sale.
While recent iPhone 5 launch reports have suggested that the handset could be shortages as Sharp – their display manufacturer fails to meet its quota, large queues are once again expected outside Apple’s flagship stores ahead of release as demand for the iPhone 5 reaches fever pitch.
The first ones to receive the flagship smartphone from Apple will be consumers from UK and UK, Apple has stated that desperate iPhone fans in Canada, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore will also be able to grab the iPhone 5 on September 21st.
Continuing on roll outs of the iPhone 5 in the weeks which follow, those looking to pick up the iPhone 5 in a further 100 countries across the globe will be able to get their hands on the device by the end of the year.
Apple iPhone 5 Pre-orders
Those who are eager to get hold of Apple’s long awaited handset will be able to pre-order their iPhone 5 handsets from this Friday, September 14th. Prices of the latest smartphone have been set from £529 in the UK for the 16 GB version in either of the black or white color forms. Elsewhere, those looking to purchase the larger capacity 32GB and 64GB models of the iPhone 5 models need to part spend at least £599 and £699 respectively.
With advanced orders running for a week before the handset makes its way to retailer’s shelves, it is quite obvious for stocks to run short soon after the iPhone 5 release with high demand set to test Apple’s supply chains.
Although the selection of UK retailers set to host the iPhone 5 have yet to reveal their pricing models and contract allowances for the highly expected handset, Apple has revealed that those seeking the iPhone 5 will be able to pick the device through official Apple stores as well as on Everything Everywhere, Orange, O2, T-Mobile, Vodafone and 3 in the UK.