Monday, 6 October 2014

iPhone 6 to hit Indian markets at Rs. 53,500 onwards

US technology major Apple's iPhone 6 series will be sold in India at starting price of Rs. 53,500 and the high end model at Rs. 80,500 during the time of launch. Both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus come in three versions in terms of storage: 16 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB.

"Priced of iPhone 6 shared with us in the range of Rs. 53,500 to 80,500 per unit. For iPhone 6 16 GB, price is Rs. 53,500, iPhone 6 64 GB for Rs. 62,500, iPhone 6 128 GB will be for Rs. 71,500."

"The three iPhone 6 plus models has been priced at Rs. 62,500, 71,500 and Rs. 80,500 respectively," an authorised partner of Apple said in an interview.

Also read: iPhone 6 selling at starting price of about Rs. 56,000 in India

Authorised distributors of iPhone are Redington, Ingram Micro, Rashi Peripherals and Reliance.

The official price of iPhone 6 is lower compared to the price at which vendors at e-commerce sell. Vendors through e-commerce have starting offering the premium smartphones at price starting from around Rs. 56,000. They even claimed to have sold some units of iPhone 6 at this price.

However, iphone 6 series in India is priced about 10 to 17 per cent higher compared to its retail price in US.

Amazon website showed that iPhone 6 is selling for around USD 750, including shipping cost, in US which amounts to about Rs. 46,000.

Also read: Apple to launch iPhone 6 in China from October 17     

Apple's authorised distributor Ingram Micro today announced that it will start pre-booking of latest iPhone 6 series from October 7.

All the six models of iPhone 6 series will be available across retail stores from October 17.

Ingram Micro said that it will "offer iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the biggest advancements in iPhone history, at leading modern trade stores and retail outlets across India beginning 17.10.2014 at 12:01am. Customers can pre-order both models beginning 7.10.2014 at 12:01am at the major retail outlets of the partners."

The distribution firm said that pre-booking facility will be across its about 1,200 retail outlets in top 24 cities besides booking facility on its website.

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. Both the models have 8 megapixel camera and 1.2 Mp front camera. Both these phones support 2G, 3G and 4G network.

The previous version of iPhone series, iPhone 5S, was launched in India at a price starting Rs. 53,500, that was recently priced at around Rs. 30,000 a unit on an e-commerce website.