Malaysians might need to wait for a week or two longer for the iPhone 5. Earlier, we reported that the latest rumoured date of release is Friday, 2 November 2012 and our friends over in iHelpboard.com have on yesterday night (31 October 2012) spotted Maxis iPhone 5 Promotional Event on Mid Valley Megamall website to be held on 5 – 11 November 2012. However, when we check the same website again today morning (01 November 2012), the Maxis Event title have changed from “Maxis iPhone 5 Promotion” to “Maxis One Club Promotion”. Does this means longer iPhone 5 wait for Malaysians?
Yes, iPhone 5 is confirmed to be released on Nov 2, 2012 to several countries, including India and Thailand as reported by MacRumors earlier. Websites of India Telcos like Aircel have allowed iPhone 5 Pre-ordering and also have on yesterday announced that iPhone 5 will be available for sale starting Nov 2, 2012. Read report here. Also in Thailand, Telco like TrueMove H have on their website offered iPhone 5 pre-ordering and published a countdown timer to iPhone 5 arrival. Malaysia have never been mentioned all these while for the November 2 release even on the MacRumors website but have only been speculated to have the iPhone 5 release along with India and Thailand.
With the above Maxis event name change, we strongly believe that Malaysia was in the list for November 2 release but due to iPhone 5 supply shortage, the release in Malaysia has been delayed. As of the time of writing this article (02:00pm), neither of Malaysia Telcos namely Maxis, Celcom and Digi have iPhone 5 Information displayed on their websites. The hope is still valid as long as it has not passed November 2, but the chances are getting dimmer and dimmer.
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