The iPhone 5 was officially released yesterday in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. It will go on sale in 22 more countries a week later. The release date for Thailand is not known yet but some iPhone bloggers in Thailand are putting their money on late October 2012. Personally I think the earliest will be in November. Anyway, if you cannot wait that long, then you will be happy to hear that the iPhone is expected to be on sale in the grey market today, Saturday 22nd September 2012, at places like MBK in Bangkok. According to one vendor, he will start selling his offical unlocked iPhone 5′s from Hong Kong at 11 a.m. today. But initial prices will be high due to demand. Expect to pay 36,500 Baht for 16GB, 39,500 Baht for 32 GB and 43,500 Baht for 64GB.
Speaking personally, the new iPhone doesn’t really thrill me and from what I have read of the reviews so far, I probably won’t be upgrading this year. What about you? Will you be first in line at MBK today? Wait until the end of the year for the official release in Thailand? Or keep your old iPhone?