iPhone 5 set to hit SA, China, UAE and others 14 December

iPhone 5 screen

iPhone 5 screen

Behold, it beckons to thee

Here’s the news the rest of the world was waiting for: Apple’s iPhone 5 will launch (again) globally from 14 December. We’ve listed the countries that are lucky enough to get Apple’s super-slim and ultra-sexy iPhone 5, below.

December 14

Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador, Grenada, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Macedonia, Malaysia, Moldova, Montenegro, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela.

December 21

Barbados, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Egypt, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St.Vincent & the Grenadines, Tunisia, Uganda and Vietnam.

Oh and let’s not forget South Korea, which will actually score the iPhone on 7 December. All release dates are on a Friday, so that’s like, an invitation to get a new phone and party with it all weekend. Good times.

With the least expensive iPhone 5 clocking in at US$200, countries such as South Africa can expect to pay anything from R5 000 and upwards.

Read the Apple-approved press release here.

Steven Norris: grumpy curmudgeon


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