Apple has released a press announcement stating that the iPhone 5 will launch in China on the 14 December.
Although there is no mention of South Africa we have received word before that the iPhone 5 will launch in South Africa on the 14 December. We are now more confident than ever that the 14 December will be the launch date in South Africa.
We did receive a tip this morning that a certain third party service provider had sent out a message suggesting that 15 December will be a big day. We believe that third party service providers will receive the iPhone 5 after the networks release it through their stores.
We are awaiting an official announcement from Vodacom, MTN and CellC. Now that Apple have confirmed the date (for China) we expect the networks to follow.