Apple just confirmed the date for the much-anticipated release of the iPhone 5 in the Philippines. The official date of release of the iPhone 5 in the Philippines is December 14 according to a press release from Apple. Apart from the Philippines, the iPhone 5 will also be available in more than 50 other countries. South Korea will get the iPhone 5 earlier than the Philippines, with a launch scheduled on December 7.
Together with the Philippines, the countries that will get the iPhone 5 on December 14 are 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, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela. On December 21, the iPhone 5 will arrive in 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.
The iPhone 5 is the thinnest and lightest iPhone so far, with a bigger 4-inch screen compared to the 3.5-inch screen on previous models. It also features a thinner profile and a faster A6 chip and runs on the latest iOS 6 operating system. If you’re planning on getting the iPhone 5, be aware of the issues reported by early adopters which include its fragile metallic finish, a camera that exhibits purple haze and a poorly executed iOS 6 Maps app.
Now let’s all wait for the pricing details from Smart Communications and Globe Telecom which are expected to carry the iPhone 5 in the Philippines.