Electronics retailers in the UAE have confirmed Apple's new iPhone 5 will be available in the country faster than expected, Emirates 24-7 has reported. Although the new phone will be announced on Wednesday, September 12, the phone will not go on sale until September 21. "Although pre-orders are expected to start immediately after the announcement this week, the new phones will hit the market only later this month," said Bittu Jethani of Sheeba Electronics. "The phones will reach the UAE within three to four days and start selling immediately," said Jethani. Meanwhile, UAE telecom operators have confirmed that they are prepared to roll out the new SIM cards by the time the new Apple phones hit the UAE market.