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iPhone 5 landing in South Korea on December 7, 50 more countries to follow

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The iPhone 5 release date in South Korea has been set to fall on December 7, while another important piece of information is the fact that the handset will be launched within over fifty more nations in the same month. Ready to cash in on the holiday season rush in these countries, this advanced device will ship in both available colors as well as in all three of its internal memory capacities.

It is currently available for purchase in a total of 47 countries around the world, reveals Apple. These include the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK as well as India. The new territories in which it will be making its debut this month comprise those from all major continents from around the globe. The current price of this non-4G smartphone starts at $199 for its 16GB model, while its 32GB variant is placed at $299. The cost of the 64GB version is $399.


Following extreme anticipation and a hangar full of rumors, the iPhone 5 was revealed by the Cupertino-based company at a press event in September this year. Equipped with an extended 4-inch Retina display, this device offers a resolution of 1136 x 640p at 326 ppi. It has been updated with an 8MP iSight camera that features a fresh Panorama trait as well as an LED flash. As far as its front-facing snapper is concerned, it is a 1.2MP FaceTime HD camera which is capable of producing 720p HD videos at 30fps.

Essentials like Assisted GPS, GLONASS, a digital compass and Wi-Fi connectivity also make their way into the device, and so do traits like a three-axis gyro, an accelerometer, a proximity sensor and an ambient light sensor. The headphones accompanying the new handset are called Apple EarPods, and come complete with a remote and a mic. The battery embedded into the chassis can be charged using its fresh Lightning connector which is smaller than its predecessor. Up to 8 hours of 3G talktime is on offer with a single complete charge.


While the pricing of the iPhone 5 in the US has been mentioned above, it is expected to differ from nation to nation, depending upon its distributors.