iPhone 5 Expected to Launch in Malaysia on Oct 26

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As reported by BGR.in, Apple is set to launch the iPhone 5 in India on Friday, October 26. It is widely believed that Malaysia will be launching the new phone on the same date as well, assuming there is sufficient stock.

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Supplies of the iPhone 5 have been tight since its launch on September 12 and its subsequent availability in nine countries a week later. Apple sold 5 million units of the much-anticipated phone in the first weekend of sales, the fastest selling iPhone in history.

Apple made the iPhone 5 available in 22 more countries a week later. The Cupertino company has announced that it intends to make the iPhone 5 available in at least 100 countries by end of the year.

Industry analysts predict Apple selling 100-150 million units of iPhone 5 in the first year.

The launch date in Malaysia on Friday, October 26 is a Muslim public holiday and this may or may not affect the date eventually.

Speaking to a local iPhone 5 case manufacturer earlier this week, while the representative was careful not to reveal the actual date, we were hinted to that the date is within that week of October 26.

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From the evidence gathered from announcements of nano-SIMs from all major telcos (Maxis, DiGi, Celcom) except for one, the iPhone 5 is expected to be launched by telcos simultaneously, just as the previous iPhone 4/4S were. Apple is also expected to make the iPhone 5 available via its Apple Online Store.

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