Apple iPhone 5 in shops on September 21st, available in the UAE just after that
We know that Apple will announce its next-gen iPhone 5 later tonight – but an inventory listing for iPhone 5 accessories suggests it might be available as early as September 21st in the US. What does that mean for us gadget lovers in the UAE? Well, thanks to the Middle East’s fantastically efficient grey market, you can expect to find an iPhone here on either the 23rd or 24th. If you’re willing to pay the steep prices for it, mind.
But all of this is a bit tenuous – the listing above is actually for a iShieldz iPhone 5 screen protector – but should the September 21st on-sale date tally with the release of Apple‘s new phone, that would fit with previous releases (the iPhone 4S had a 10-day window between announcement and release). And if previous iPhone launches are anything to go by, we’ll see the UAE’s grey market flooded with US models within days of the iPhone’s availability in the US.