iPhone 5 preorder have already begun, reports Reuters. One of the largest Sellers in China’s market Taobao are taking pre orders of the next generation iPhone despite there is no availability and launch date for the upcoming Smartphone by Apple.
Sellers on Taobao, a unit of Alibaba Group, are accepting orders for the iPhone 5, in some cases asking for a deposit of 1,000 yuan ($160) for the new phone. One seller, “Dahai99888″, who started accepting pre-orders this week, is asking for full payment upfront, at a cool 6,999 yuan ($1,100).
Taobao sellers that Reuters spoke with said they planned to buy the iPhone 5 in Hong Kong or the United States and then bring it to mainland China. Apple products are often available in Hong Kong before they are released on the mainland.
Additionally, the same sources also claim of selling various cases of iPhone 5 on Alibaba.com. some sellers have also guaranteed that the cases are accurate of will fit exactly with the upcoming models. This can be true as the accessory makers and vendors get correct information for designing their products before the iPhone release.
However, Apple will be releasing the iPhone 5 around October yet the seller does not provide the exact time of delivery of the taken pre-orders.