The Apple's iPhone5 will be available in Thailand on Nov 2 from three mobile operators and at Apple's authorised resellers, an industry source said on Friday.
Advanced Info Service (AIS) is open for pre-orders today, Oct 26, but Dtac and TrueMove have yet to confirm.
Apple's policy allows mobile operators to announce the product's availability one week before the product enters the market.
According to the source, Apple sees the Thai market as a priority based on the country's high sales record. But due to import procedures, iPhone5 is still going on sale here later than the United States, Hong Kong and Japan.
Thailand is one of 100 countries across the globe were the iPhone 5 is on sale.
According to the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), prices of iPhone 5 should be close to iPhone 4s prices at 22,000 baht for 16 gigabytes, 26,000 baht for 32gb and 30,000 baht for 64gb.
The iPhone 5 is on display after its introduction during Apple Inc's iPhone media event in San Francisco, California Sept 12, 2012. (Reuters photo)