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December 4, 2012

Apple to release iPhone 5 in over 50 countries this month

The latest iPhone will be first released in South Korea on 7 December this year

By CBR Staff Writer

US based Apple has said that it will release iPhone 5 in over 50 countries this month including Brazil, Russia and Taiwan.

The latest iPhone, which was unveiled in September this year, will be first released in South Korea on 7 December this year.

From 14 December this year, iPhone 5 will be available 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, UAE, and Venezuela.

From 21 December, it will also be available in Barbados, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Egypt, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St.Vincent and the Grenadines, Tunisia, Uganda, and Vietnam.

The latest iPhone is currently available in 47 countries across the world including the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan and the UK.

iPhone 5 features shared photo streams, Facebook integration, all-new Maps app, Passbook organization and Siri features as well as languages, said Apple.

Last month, a data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech revealed that Apple had taken the lead in US smartphone market with the iPhone 5 sales helping the firm take the top spot ahead of Google’s Android operating system.

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According to another report by comScore, Samsung has overtaken iPhone maker Apple in its domestic bastion becoming the top handset manufacturer with an overall 26.3% market share, according to a new report.

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