BRUSSELS, Sept 25 More than 10,000 Belgians have
already registered to buy Apple's new iPhone ahead of
its official Belgian launch on Friday, though they do not yet
know how much the device will cost them, operator Mobistar
said on Friday.
Handsets in Belgium are usually not subsidised and the
predecessor model of the iPhone 5 costs between 630 and 740
euros ($810-$960) in Mobistar's web shop.
"They want the device no matter what, so they are willing to
pay the price they have to," a spokeswoman for the group said.
Apple has sold over 5 million iPhone 5 smartphones in the
first three days of its market launch in other parts of the
In the Netherlands, KPN leases the phone to
customers for 37 euros a month - but only when they also take up
a two-year contract to use the phone network and accompanying
U.S.-based Apple said on Monday that the iPhone 5 was so
successful that the company had run out of its initial supply
and many pre-orders were scheduled to go out in October.