Despite not being released, iPhone 5 goes on sale in China!

July 13th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Beijing, July 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Despite not being released, iPhone 5 is already up for sale in China! This news is surely baffling, as Apple officials have maintained a very stiff upper lip about the upcoming iPhone 5.

Forget about the launch date, even the upcoming features in the world’s most awaited phone are not yet known, but apparently that doesn’t deter the enterprising Chinese businessmen from advertising it and even taking pre-orders for it!

iPhone 5 has been heavily advertised on the Chinese online auction site Taobao. Its price is being quoted as 7,500 yuan and its picture is also a part of the advertisement. Some of the sellers on the site are taking pre-orders for the phone and they are demanding 1,000 yuan as deposit upfront.

One seller is tricking people into believing that he has the much awaited phones in his possession and hence, he’s demanding the full payment upfront. Sellers are claiming that the phone is very much in demand and people are already making pre-orders for it.

Meanwhile rumors abound about the tentative release date of the phone and it is widely speculated that it would be released between August and October this year.

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