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Its finally out: iPhone 5 starting price is Rs 45,500 in India

Apple iPhone 5 launch in India has been delayed by a week to November 2, but several Apple partners in India have confirmed that the starting price for the much-awaited phone will be  Rs 45,500.

The prices have been shared by Redington, one of  two distribution partners of Apple in India. According to Redington, the basic 16GB version of the iPhone 5 will be priced at Rs 45, 500, the 32GB and 64GB will be priced  Rs52500 and Rs 59500 respectively. On Friday, Ingram, the other Apple India retailer,  confirmed that Apple is set to launch the iPhone 5  on November 2, 2012. Redington and Ingram Micro already distribute iPad and iPods in the country.

Both black and white versions of the phone are expected to go on sale. But still stocks are extremely limited considering the global demand for the device.

Online retailers like Infibeam and Saholic have already started accepting the preorders for the 16GB variant of iPhone 5 with an advance payment of Rs 5,000. Saholic is listing the 16GB version for Rs45500 with an estimated shipping date of 4 November.

Apple’s iPhone 5 has been one of the fastest selling smartphones ever as the company sold nearly 5 million devices in the first weekend itself. India might not be on the top of the list as far as Apple is concerned but the launch of the iPhone 5 has been much awaited.

Key features of the iPhone are: a 4 inch screen with a higher screen resolution of 1136×640 pixel which comes to around 326 ppi. That’s Retina Display quality for you.

The iPhone5 has the quad-core A6 chip, an 8 megapixel rear camera with a sapphire crystal lens cover for ‘clearer pictures’ and a 1.2 megapixel front camera. The dock connector is now called Lightning, and is an eight-pin plug.

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