iPhone coming to Asia via SingTel and associates

It’s official – the Apple iPhone will be coming to Asia (India, Singapore, Australia and the Philippines) later this year, thanks to an exclusive deal scored by Singapore Telecommunications Ltd. from Apple, Inc.

Singapore Telecom is Southeast Asia’s largest phone company, and it’s only logical that Apple release it’s popular iPhone through this rich channel.

iPhone locked to SingTel

The first four official iPhone carriers of Southeast Asia are the following:

  • Singapore Telecommunications Ltd for Singapore
  • Bharti Airtel Ltd for India
  • Globe Telecom Inc for the Philippines
  • Optus for Australia

More details will be made available at a later date, but from what we’ve been told, the iPhone’s first official appearance in Southeast Asia could be on September, at the earliest. But no matter how long a wait that might seem for Asian customers, certainly official word about it should be enough to tide them over.

Via Reuters

Author: David Gonzales

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