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Jakarta Post

Telcos expect brisk iPhone 5 sales on high demand

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Thu, December 13 2012   /  10:38 am

Major telecommunication operators are expecting brisk sales of the iPhone 5, the latest smartphone by Apple considered a “premium” product on the local market, which will go on sale in Indonesia as well as globally on Dec. 14.

“We will be offering the iPhone 5 at several sales points, including two 7-Eleven convenience stores in Teluk Betung and Bintaro at midnight,” said Erik Meijer, the chief commercial officer of PT Indosat (ISAT), on Wednesday.

Indosat, the latest among three telecommunication providers to distribute iPhones in Indonesia,
aims to sell 1,000 units of the new iPhone during the launch, with 250 units being sold during the
pre-order period that ended on Wednesday.

Erik said that the mobile phone operator had placed orders for 1,300 iPhone 5 to restock its inventory next week. Sales could reach up to 100,000 units in six months, he est...