The much-awaited Apple iPhone 5 went on sale in the Philippines this Friday, December 14, 2012 with Globe Telecom and Smart Communications.
I considered myself lucky to own iPhone 5, although at first I encountered problems. Last week, I made reservations to Globe Telecom so that I can pick-up the handset during the launching. They confirm my reservation and I was advised to pick up the phone at Globe Tower Building, Valero Makati around 11 am.
I was kinda excited and was there by 10 am. When my number was called (number 84), the Globe representative told me that they only accept those with postpaid-plans, and it was in Fort where prepaid users should go. Oh-emm! But, she then told me she will give me the handset but it will be color black since white is out-of-stock. I insist that I reserved for color white and they accept my reservation, plus the venue where I should get the handset, including the total amount I need to pay. She then told me if I’m willing to wait, I could have my preferred color since new handsets will be delivered. Luckily, there is. What a relief!
These are the features of new iPhone 5:
- 4-inch Retina display
- Ultra fast wireless
- Powerful A6 chip– delivers up to twice the CPU performance and renders graphics up to twice as fast
- 8-megapixel iSight camera with panorama
- iOS 6– World’s most advanced mobile OS with new Maps, Facebook integration, Passbook and more.
With weight of 3.95 ounces (112 grams), iPhone 5 is lighter than previous iPhone models.
Get your iPhone now!