The new iPhone 5 was launched on September 21 in US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and the UK, and will be available in 22 more countries on September 28 and more than 100 countries by the end of the year. Malaysia is rumoured to get the iPhone 5 on October 26.
Continuing on my previous iPad 3 comparison table, i have compiled a comparative pricing table six countries – Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, UK and subsequently Malaysia (when it is available). Canada’s pricing is probably the closest indicative pricing of an unlocked iPhone 5 in the US. I’ve also included model numbers to help you identify where you iPhone 5 is from if you purchased it at a mobile phone store and not from a telco or Apple Store.
I’m listing the native country’s currency pricing and USD conversion are done using prevailing exchange rate (as of October 4th 2012) from XE.com. All models listed below are GSM models, with the Canadian iPhone 5 being A1428 while the rest are A1429. For more information on what LTE bands the two different models support, go here.
|Country||16GB Model numbers (Black,White)||Price (native)||Price (USD)|
|Hong Kong||MD298ZP/A, MD297ZP/A||HK$5,588||$715|
|Country||32GB Model numbers (Black,White)||Price (native)||Price (USD)|
|Hong Kong||MD299ZP/A, MD300ZP/A||HK$6,388||$817|
|Country||64GB Model numbers (Black,White)||Price (native)||Price (USD)|
|Hong Kong||MD662ZP/A, MD663ZP/A||HK$7,188||$920|