Airtel has started the pre-booking of Apple iPhone 5 in India. The 16 GB version of the iPhone 5 can be pre-booked from Airtel’s website for Rs 45,500 which is the same price as offered by other retailers.
Unlike previous occasions, when Apple sold iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S in India through Aircel and Airtel only, iPhone 5 will be sold in the open market too. However, both Aircel and Airtel has listed it on their respective websites and are likely to offer special plans for the Apple iPhone 5, when Apple official announces the phone for India on November 2nd.
Apple had announced the new lighter, thinner and faster iPhone 5 last month. The new iPhone 5 has a 4 inch Retina IPS display that supports 1136 x 640 pixel resolution natively. Under the 7.6 mm thin body, it has a new Apple A6 mobile processor with triple core graphics. The phone sports a totally new design with a brushed aluminium back panel that has glass strips on the top and bottom.
At the rear, the iPhone 5 has an 8 megapixel iSight camera with five element glass, now comprising of Sapphire glass crystal and hybrid IR filter. There is also a front facing camera that can now indulge 720p HD FaceTime videos.