Monday, 6 October 2014

Apple to start pre-booking for iPhone 6 series in India from Oct 7



Technology giant Apple will start the pre-booking for its latest iPhone 6 series in the country from October 7.
"iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available in India beginning Friday, October 17, from an expansive network of Apple Authorized Resellers. Customers can pre-order iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus beginning Tuesday, October 7," Apple India said in a statement on Monday.
Apple did not disclose the price at which it will sell the new iPhone models in the country, but said, "Pricing details will be soon made available by Apple's partners: Ingram Micro, Redington, Rashi Peripherals and Reliance."
Even before the official announcement on sale, vendors through e-commerce have starting offering the premium smartphones at price starting from around Rs 56,000.
Amazon website showed that iPhone 6 is selling for around US $750, including shipping cost, which amounts to about Rs 46,000 in the United States.
Both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus come in three versions in terms of storage: 16 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB. Both the models have 8 megapixel camera and 1.2 MP front camera. Both these phones support 2G, 3G and 4G network.
The two models are different in terms of their size.
While iPhone 6 has 4.7 inch screen , iPhone 6 plus has 5.5 inch display.
Compared to a thickness of 7.6 mm of iPhone 5S, the sixth generation has a thickness of 6.9 mm (iPhone 6) and 7.1 mm (iPhone 6 Plus), respectively.
The previous version of iPhone, which was launched in the country for price starting at Rs 53,500, was recently priced at around Rs 30,000 a piece on an e-commerce website.
According to research firm IDC, Samsung was the market leader with 25.2 per cent share of the global smartphone market, followed by Apple (11.9 per cent) and Huawei (6.9 per cent) during the second quarter of 2014.
A total of 295.3 million smartphones were shipped in the April-June 2014 quarter, up 23.1 per cent from 240 million in the same period last year.