iPhone 6 priced at Rs53,000 in India: Pre-booking to start from Tuesday
Moneylife Digital Team 06 October 2014
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available in India from 17th October and customers can pre-book their handsets from Tuesday, 7th October with Apple’s authorised resellers, Ingram Micro, Redington, Rashi Peripherals and Reliance
Pre-booking for Apple's latest iPhone 6 series will start in India from Tuesday, 7th October and the handsets would be available from before Diwali for customers. Starting price for iPhone 6 is Rs53,000 for the base version and the higher version would be sold at Rs80,500 during its launch next week.
In a statement, Apple India, said, “iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available in India beginning Friday, 17th October, from an expansive network of Apple Authorised Resellers. Customers can pre-order iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus beginning Tuesday, 7th October.”
The company did not disclose the price at which it will sell iPhone 6 series 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 Rs56,000.
Amazon website showed that iPhone 6 is selling for around $750, including shipping cost, in US which amounts to about Rs46,000.
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 was launched in India for price starting at Rs53,500 which is recently selling at around Rs30,000 per unit on an e-commerce website.
According to research firm IDC, Samsung is the market leader with 25.2% share of the global smartphone market, followed by Apple (11.9%) and Huawei (6.9%) during the second quarter of 2014.
A total of 295.3 million smartphones were shipped in the April-June 2014 quarter, up 23.1% from 240 million in the same period last year.
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