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iPhone 5 likely to hit Taiwan stores in December

2012/11/20 20:22:17

Taipei, Nov. 20 (CNA) The latest Apple Inc. smartphone iPhone 5 may hit Taiwan stores in December, telecom operators said Tuesday.

Contrary to expectations that local operators would begin allowing advance purchases of the new device earlier this month, a telecom supplier said iPhone 5 may arrive in Taiwan in early or mid-December.

As a departure from the past, customers can for the first time acquire their new Apple phones through advance buying instead of pre-orders.

Advance buying, unlike pre-orders, will ensure acquisition of the phones for customers who completed necessary procedures on the Internet through a contract, a telecom operator said.

(By Esme Jiang and Scully Hsiao)