Anyone know when the iPhone 5 is coming to Korea?

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joshuabeagle
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Anyone know when the iPhone 5 is coming to Korea?

The iPhone 5 goes on sale in the States September 21st. Anyone heard or read about when it is coming to Korea? I'd assume it might be a while. I have been hanging on to my iPhone3 for too long in anticipation for the 5.

Please post links to Korean blogs/sites of news of the release.

Please keep this thread to iPhone 5 release comments only. Please don't clutter this forum with "just by a galaxy 3" or "iphone sucks" etc...



 

joshuabeagle
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Re: Anyone know when the iPhone 5 is coming to Korea?

Looks like possibly September 28th. 1 week after the US.

http://10mag.com/when-will-the-iphone-5-come-to-korea/

 

toddkoenig
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Re: Anyone know when the iPhone 5 is coming to Korea?

korea times says late october/november due to the differences in frequency......mumbo jumbo. 

usually doesn't take that long so hopefully it will be sooner than the korea times' estimate.

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Re: Anyone know when the iPhone 5 is coming to Korea?

Why don't you just buy a Galaxy 3?

Anonymous (not verified)
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iPhone4S was released 14th October in USA/Japan/UK/Germany etc

it came to Korea the 11th November. Just under one month after USA release.

The delay is because KCC (korean fcc) is slow to certify it for sale in Korea. That's why Apple Korea, KT and SK cant give an estimate. The ball is not in their court. It's in KCC's court. I'm jelly of u bra! I wan't it too!
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Re: Anyone know when the iPhone 5 is coming to Korea?
"The KCC is slow to certify it in Korea" should read: "the chaebol stooges want to give Samsung time to take some iPhones apart to copy for their next effort".
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Like when KT and apple managed to get the Korean government to lift the virtual ban on foreign handsets so KT could start selling the iPhone 3GS. Lg and Samsung requested and was granted a few months delay of the ban lift "because adjustments of the market needed som preparation". Notice that samesung and lg stripped their phones from wifi when selling them expensively in korea, but enabled the wifi and lowered the price when selling abroad. Chaebols, screwing nationalists since 1959.
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Re: Anyone know when the iPhone 5 is coming to Korea?

I noticed that prior to the iPhone 5 release that SK was listed as a carrier that offered unlocked 4S iphones to customers on contract. Now they are listed as locked and Olleh says unlocked. Anyone know anything about this none-sense?

I'm currently with SK and want to upgrade to an iPhone 5 but not if it's factory locked because then when I'm travelling I won't be able to pop in prepaid Sims.