Apple is scheduled to officially launch iPhone 5, its latest flagship smartphone, in India today. The company has partnered with distribution masters Redington and Ingram Micro, which revealed the launch date for the phone last week, to retail the device across the country.
The 16, 32 and 64GB variants of Apple iPhone 5 will cost Rs 45,500, Rs 52,500 and Rs 59,500, respectively. Various online retailers like Snapdeal, Infibeam, Saholic etc were taking pre-orders for the device even before Apple or its distribution partners gave an official statement.
iPhone 5 works only with a nano-sim card, which no other smartphone across the world uses.Airtel began taking pre-orders for iPhone 5 earlier this week, indicating that it has a stock of nano-sim cards, which are meant only for the phone. Vodafone has already confirmed to media that it has an inventory of nano-sim cards in place. Other major telecom operators in India are also expected to maintain a stock for these sim cards.