Apple iPhone Pre Orders begin in Several Countries, But Asia left out! “Pending Agency Approval”
Apple Pre Orders have begun and sold out in Several Countries like US, UK and Canada. But Apple’s fate in the ever-growing Asian market seems to be on attack. Apparently due to an approval process that Apple failed to comply with on time, the iPhone 5 cannot go for sale just as yet.
Apple Singapore’s iPhone 5 Pre-Order states : “Pending Agency Approval.”
The IDC requires paperwork weeks before a electronic item can go on sale, especially in countries like Japan and Singapore (sort of like FCC does in the US and its territories).
While the Pre Order page is missing on Apple Japan and Hong Kong Pages, Singapore does not allow going past capacity selection.
Apple iPhone 5 sales are strong otherwise as pre order shipping times have slipped from Sept 21st to “2-3 weeks”.