After rolling out the device to 22 more countries last month, BGR.in reported today that multiple sources confirmed Apple is preparing to launch the iPhone 5 in India on Oct. 26:

Multiple sources have confirmed to us that Apple is preparing to launch the iPhone 5 in India on the last Friday of this month, which happens to be October 26.  As we had exclusively reported earlier, Apple will be distributing the iPhone 5 in India on its own rather than relying on its carrier partners.

Apple confirmed last month in a press release announcing sales of 5 million units for the iPhone 5′s opening weekend that it still plans to roll out the device to more than 100 countries by the end of 2012. BGR.in previously reported that Apple will handle sales of the iPhone 5 in India this year, with carrier partners Aircel, Airtel and others offering nano SIMs and special tariff plans for the device.