Apple is expected to launch its new iPhone 12 series in South Korea earlier than its usual schedule, sources said on Monday.
According to officials at local telecom operators, they are preparing to sell the iPhone 12 in late October or early November.
Apple has yet to confirm the release date of its latest smartphone. But foreign tech reviewers predicted that the iPhone 12 could be unveiled on October 13 and go on sale on October 23 in select markets.
Usually, Apple has been releasing its new smartphones in South Korea about one month after it launched the first batch of products in select countries, reports Yonhap news agency.
For instance, the iPhone 11 hit local shelves on October 25 last year after the smartphone went on sale in the United States and other countries on Septomber 20.
Industry insiders said Apple is apparently looking to release its first 5G-supporting iPhone family in South Korea early since the country already offers various 5G services.
Apple is expected to release four models of the iPhone 12 — the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 Mini, the 6.1-inch iPhone 12, the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro and the 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Recently, it was revealed that the upcoming iPhone 12 could cost somewhere between $699 to $749 while the iPhone 12 Max could be priced around $799-849. The Pro and Pro Max models are expected to be priced between $1,100 to $1,200.