AfterDawn: Tech news

Russia getting iPhone 5 in November?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 Aug 2011 22:29 User comments (1)

Russia getting iPhone 5 in November? Will Russia be getting the iPhone 5 just one month after its expected U.S. launch?
On the heels of word that Apple is actively looking to lease space inside the trade gallery of the historic Hotel Moskva in Moscow for an Apple Store, a Russian paper is claiming that the nation will get the iPhone 5 in November.

The iPhone 5 is expected to launch in September or October in the U.S. and Western Europe.

Citing handset retailers in Russia, the paper says sales of the iPhone 5 will begin "almost immediately" after the U.S. launch.

Russian carriers are in current talks with Apple about speeding up delivery of the smartphone, as previous versions have launched months after the U.S. launch, leading to a huge gray market for iPhones in the nation.

Previous Next  

1 user comment

16.8.2011 23:30

That's funny, probably because history tells us that as long as russia and everyone else gets it behind the us launch, they will be willing to fly over and either go round the que 20 times on lunch day and pay people to either reserve a space for them or buy as many devices as possible on their behalf to sell on ebay. The devices go outside the country of origin and apple probably saves a fortune on warwanty and the shortages just push demand up further.

Comments have been disabled for this article.

News archive