Confirmed: iPhone 5 to hit Philippines on December 14

Confirmed: iPhone 5 to hit Philippines on December 14

Apple has finally announced today that the iPhone 5 will be available in more than 50 countries on December 14 which includes the Philippines. Details from the press release after the jump.

Announced back in September, the iPhone 5 will most probably hit the country thru exclusive distributors Globe and Smart. The December 14 release date coincides with last year’s launch date of the iPhone 4S (just one day early to the year).

iPhone 5 Arrives in South Korea & More Than 50 Additional Countries in December

CUPERTINO, California—December 3, 2012—Apple® today announced iPhone® 5 will be available in South Korea on Friday, December 7, with more than 50 additional countries being added in December, including Brazil, Russia and Taiwan. iPhone 5 is the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, completely redesigned to feature a stunning new 4-inch Retina™ display; an Apple-designed A6 chip for blazing fast performance; and ultrafast wireless*—all while delivering even better battery life.**


iPhone 5 is currently available in 47 countries around the world including the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan and the UK. iPhone 5 comes with iOS 6, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system with over 200 new features including: Shared Photo Streams, Facebook integration, all-new Maps app, Passbook® organization and even more Siri® features and languages.

iPhone 5 comes in either black & slate or white & silver for a suggested retail price of $199 (US) for the 16GB model, $299 (US) for the 32GB model and $399 (US) for the 64GB model. iPhone 5 will be available through the Apple Online Store (, Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers.

iPhone 4S is available for just $99 (US) and iPhone 4 is available for free with a two-year contract from participating carriers.

iPhone 5 will be available in South Korea on Friday, December 7 and on Friday, December 14 in 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. iPhone 5 will also be available on Friday, December 21 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.

We should be getting the same announcements from Smart and Globe within the day.

You can read our review of the iPhone 5 here.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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13 Responses

  1. ronald says:

    Expect the price iPhone 5s in greenhills to nose dive.

  2. Mahu says:

    Hi Yuga, srp indicated are for wireless plan in usa i think and is not applicable in ph.

  3. Anne C says:

    How about the iPad Mini?

  4. JTangayan says:

    @Mahu That’s Apple’s Press Release for IPhone 5, NOT Yuga’s :)

  5. Asus_Fan says:

    Prices of Unlocked and contract-free iPhone 5 in the US are as follows…

    $649.00 for the 16GB variant
    $749.00 for the 32GB variant


    $849.00 for the 64GB variant

    Source :

  6. erwin says:

    mga mag kanu po kaya ang estimated price d2 sa pinas?

  7. sherwin says:

    release date ba ang dec.14?

  8. Dan says:

    Ang tagal na nandito sa pinas ang iphone5, hindi nila alam?

  9. Obed says:

    And will people buy this product despite the negative reviews and stuff and considering that this is the oldest OS in the market today?

    I would rather buy Samsung Note II or buy iPhone 4s or wait for the BB 10 (BlackBerry User here =])

  10. radke says:

    nah, i’ll wait for Nokia Lumia 920!

  11. Buzzy says:

    All those prices mentioned above are plus tax & recycle fee… Here are the actual out the door prices…

    $712.00 for the 16GB variant
    $820.00 for the 32GB variant
    $930.00 for the 64GB variant

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