Apple has just announced that it will be taking pre-orders for the iPhone 5 starting Friday September 14. It will be available to buy in-store on Friday September 21.
Countries included in the September 21st release are the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore. A second phase release will happen on September 28, just one week later and over a 100 countries by December. We'll give you an updated listing of countries as soon as they officially become available.