iPhone 5 to hit Indian markets on November 2; entry-level model to cost Rs 45,500

iPhone 5 to hit Indian markets on November 2; entry-level model to cost Rs 45,500According an Apple India spokesperson, sixth-generation iPhone - the iPhone 5 - will hit the retail stores in India from Friday, November 2; the date on which the much-awaited handset will be launched in some other Asian countries too.

The Apple spokesperson said that Ingram Micro and Redington India - the two authorized distributors of Apple devices in India - will begin supplying iPhone 5 to retailers from November 2. Both the black and white versions of the handsets will probably be available for sale in India.

Revealing that the iPhone 5 will be released in 40 Indian cities, Ingram Micro - confirming the disclosure by Apple spokesperson - said in a recent statement that it will offer the newest Apple handset "at leading modern trade stores and retail outlets across India beginning Friday, November 2."

Meanwhile, about the iPhone 5 pricing in India, Redington said that the 16GB entry-level model of the handset will cost Rs 45,500; while the 32GB and 64GB variants will respectively be priced at Rs 52,500 and Rs 59,500.

Some of the key features of the notably thin and light iPhone 5 - which boasts Apple's dual-core A6 processor - include 4-inch display with 1136x640 pixel resolution; an 8-megapixel back camera with a sapphire crystal lens cover for `clearer pictures'; a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera; and `Lightning' dock connector which is an eight-pin plug.

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