[Updated] The iPhone 5 is now available in Bermuda, a few days after being released by Apple. Audio Visual Electronics brought in a few, and as of this writing a salesperson told Bernews they only have one remaining, however they expect to have more available for sale this coming Friday [Sept 28]. The phones will be available in both black or white at a cost of $1399.
Audio Visual said: “We received a small order yesterday primarily for testing and promotional purposes and have a few handsets in stock for sale. We have more handsets shipping out to us today and should have them by Friday. We are selling them for $1399 and that includes a 90 day local warranty as well as the Apple factory warranty.
“The issue we face now is that the iPhone 5 uses a ‘nano sim’ which is smaller than either the traditional sim card or a micro sim. Apparently, none of the carriers have stock of the nano sim but it is possible to cut a regular sim to work in the iPhone 5. We have a tool in transit to accomplish this and expect to receive it in a day or two.”
News reports said Apple has sold out of its latest smartphone, with more than 5 million iPhone 5 sales in the three days after it hit stores around the world.
Update 1.56pm: CellOne said they will also have the iPhone 5 in their stores shortly, and they “currently have an adaptor to accommodate the need for a Nano SIM for those who have already purchased the device and is looking to activate today.”
Update Sept 27 10.01am: Digicel Bermuda said they encourage customers who are interested in obtaining a local nano SIM for the iPhone 5 to visit a Digicel retail store, where agents will be happy to facilitate the process.