Apple iPhone 5 launched in India

In New Delhi at a press event iPhone 5 got launched in India. This most awaited Apple iPhone 5 was launched with the special tariff plans from Airtel and Aircel.

Airtel offering the special tariff plans worth Rs. 300, 600, 1000, 1600, 2000 and Aircel is offering a special plan which includes benefits such as no monthly rental and free 1GB data usage, 500 minutes of voice calls, and 500 SMS per month. After hitting limit of free data and voice limits, users will be charged as per regular tariff rates. There is no rental fee on these plans. After 12 months, the customer has to pay only Rs. 399 per month to continue getting these benefits.

iPhone 5 is launched in 3 variants of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. 16 GB model will sell for Rs. 45,500, 32 and 64 GB  are priced at Rs 52,500 and Rs 59,500 respectively. iPhone 5 is 20% lighter than the iPhone 4S. It contains 4 inch Retina display. It is a great product to have and its unlocked version will be soon available at MirchiMart. Checkout out our coverage on iPhone 5 here.

iPhone 5 Coming To India On November 5

iPhone 5 is finally hitting Indian Shores on November 2 for INR 45550  for the 16GB version. Rs 52,500 for the 32GB version, and Rs 59,500 for the 64GB model. It will be distributed by Redington India and Ingram Micro within next two to three days and pre-orders will be live in a few hours.

iPhone 5 Features:

  • 4-inch, 326ppi Retina display at 1136 x 640 pixels,
  • GPRS, EDGE, EV-DO, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSDPA, LTE and Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • Bluetooth
  • 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD recording, 720p front-facing camera
  • 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB versions

The online shopping site will start delivery of the mobile device from November 4, two days after the official launch in India. Earlier Apple had also partnered with Airtel and Aircel for iPhone 4S sales.

Along with India, several other countries like Greece, Bulgaria, Malta, Romania, Croatia, Dominican Republic, and Mexico will receive iPhone5. So anyone from here opting out for iPhone 5?

Apple Unveils Faster and Thinner iPhone 5

Today at  a highly anticipated event in San Francisco a thinner, taller, faster iPhone 5 was unveiled. It is the sixth iPhone model officially known as iPhone 5. As expected the new iPhone is 18 percent thinner than the iPhone 4S and also 20 percent lighter for a total of 112 grams. It is the thinnest smartphone in the world according to Apple.

It has a Retina display with 4inch screen at 326 pixels per inch. The total pixel count is 1136×640 and we now have a 16:9 aspect ratio. Apple said the iPhone 5′s processor speed is twice as fast as the previous version. The iPhone 5 is also the Apple’s first smartphone which supports the 4G-LTE Network Connectivity. LTE tends to be a power hog, but the iPhone 5 is set to deliver respectable battery life. Of course, the real story may differ, but here’s what Apple is promising for now. It also has the 8MP camera with the best resolution being 3264×2448 pixels.

Apple iPhone 5 Specs

  • 7.6 mm 18% thinner
  • 112 grams 20% lighter
  • 4-inch retina display
  • 1136 x640 resolution 326 ppi
  • New wifi 2.4 Ghz and 5Ghz on 802.11n
  • iPhone5 New A6 chip
  • Enhanced Battery life of 3G talk time 8h – 3G browsing 8h – LTE browsing 8h – wifi browsing 10h – video 10h – music 40h standby 225h.
  • Enhanced Image Processing with next gen ISP, spatial noise reduction, smart filter, better low-light perf, faster photo capture (40%) – camera is 25% smaller.
  • iPhone 5 New Camera 8 MP 3264×2448 – backside illumination sensor
  • iCloud + iOS6
  • New connector

Apple iPhone 5 will soon be available in market from 14th September. Apple will take pre-orders of this product. iPhone 5 pricing with a carrier plan in US for 16GB is $199 -32GB $299 – 64GB $399 pre-order sept 14 ship on sept 21. No information has been passed about its launch in India.