iPhone 5 set for SA, but won’t be cheap

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Cape Town - Here’s the news the rest of the world was waiting for: Apple’s iPhone 5 will launch (again) globally from December 14. We’ve listed the countries that are lucky enough to get Apple’s super-slim and ultra-sexy iPhone 5.

To help consumers determine whether their iPhone 5 qualifies for a new battery, Apple has set up a dedicated webpage where they can enter their handset's serial number. Credit:

December 14:

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, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela.

December 21

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.

Oh and let’s not forget South Korea, which will actually score the iPhone on 7 December. All release dates are on a Friday, so that’s like, an invitation to get a new phone and party with it all weekend. Good times.

With the least expensive iPhone 5 clocking in at US$200, countries such as South Africa can expect to pay anything from R5 000 and upwards. -