iPhone 5 Philippine Launch Gets Official: December 14, 2012!

For those who have been waiting for the official launch of iPhone 5 here in the Philippines, we got an exciting and perhaps, pretty good news for you! Apple on Monday finally announced the release of its latest smartphone in the Philippines which is slated next week, December 14th! The iPhone 5 launch in the Philippines is part of Apple’s plans to push the release of the handset along with more than 50 additional countries to have it available in stores this month. Sounds like a perfect timing for Christmas bonuses, eh?

While we expect the iPhone 5 to be available in Apple Philippines Online Store and so with the Cupertino tech giant’s premium resellers across the country beginning December 14th, local telcos are still yet to announce its Plan pricing schedules for the handset. Each telco still has to announce its respective release date of the iPhone 5 as well.

Update: Globe and Smart announced iPhone 5 Launch (more…)

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Let’s Say Hi to #GlobeiPhone5; Globe Telecom Nano-SIM Cards Available This Month!

Apple is set to launch the iPhone 5 next week, and though the excitement for the next generation iPhone gets hotter and hotter, the country’s pioneer telco in offering such device has also jumped on the bandwagon of the iPhone 5 hype. Yes, I’m talking about Globe Telecom who just announced yesterday that it’s going to offer the “revolutionary Nano-SIMs” in Globe stores beginning this month. And though Globe Telecom, in a blog post, just said that it has ordered as much as more Nano-SIMs than its regular SIM stocks” – in anticipation of high customer demand when smartphones using such type of SIM hit the market – it’s actually an indication that Globe is prepping for the land fall of the iPhone 5 on its warehouse very, very soon!

Why just iPhone 5, you ask? Well, so far I haven’t heard yet of any other smartphones featuring Nano-SIM, but back in July, it has been reported that several Apple partner-carriers in Europe are purportedly stockpiling Nano-SIM cards in preparation in time for the iPhone 5 launch. And yes, Globe Telecom isn’t the only telco amassing these tiny SIMs; but knowing Globe when it comes to making announcement about the iPhone – I would put all my cards on the table that the recent announcement has something to do with #GlobeiPhone5. And that complements to previous rumours that the Apple iPhone 5 will indeed feature Nano-SIM.


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