iPhone 5 is a beautiful smartphone. It may look like a taller iPhone 4/4S, but there is more than that once it is held – it is surprisingly thin and light. It is also, one of the new smartphones that is designed to be operated comfortably with one hand. Just like its predecessors, iPhone 5 has a stunning design made from glass and precisely machined aluminum.
For the first time, Singapore was part of the first launch for iPhone 5 around the world. This upgrade to a “first-tier launch” country eased shortages that were frustrating in past years. This means that there is no longer that crazy “$2500-3000 iPhone” reselling opportunity. Singtel kept to the same tiresome online booking (where most hopeful buyers can’t get through the booking process) and an early morning launch at Marina Bay Sands. It was a mad frenzy for a couple of days as angry customers started bashing the telco at their Facebook page and hammered their hotlines. The first day’s sale was limited at Marina Bay Sands, while Singtel retail shops offered very limited quantities. Just two days later, ample stocks can be found islandwide, with new stock arriving every day or two.