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Apple to launch the iPhone 5S and 5C in India by Oct 20th

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Apple yesterday announced the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, two new iPhones that are set to replace and enhance the experience you get from the current generation iPhone 5.

In the US and several other countries the Apple iPhone 5S and 5C will go on sale starting September 20th 2013, however no concrete information was available on their launch dates in India.

Apple sources close to iGyaan have let us know that Apple India is planning to bring the new iPhone 5C and the 5S to India as early as Oct 20th. The iPhone 5C which will be a replacement of the iPhone 5 will actually cost as much as the iPhone 5 does today, Rs. 44500 for 16GB. This is thanks to the inflated costs of Dollar vs Indian Rupee. The iPhone 5s however will launch for upwards of Rs. 50,000 for the 16GB variant making the 64 GB iPhone 5s the most expensive smartphone till date in India, since it will cross the Rs. 65,000 barrier.

Apple saw a 400% growth in the past year in India, and it thanks quick availability and easy payment schemes for it. Last year Apple was able to sell out its initial stock of 20,000 iPhone 5 units in one day, this year the company plans to bring in over 100,000 units at the time of launch, this number will include a variation of iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S in all colors.

India as a market has shown some real potential, and Apple wishes to remain at the forefront of technology. We have been planning the launch for over a month prior to the announcement yesterday, and it should happen in Oct, if the Cupertino office is in line with our Ideas.

Many claim that Apple may not have the same impact in the market with the iPhone 5C or iPhone 5S as they did with the iPhone 5, because of the lack of innovation in these new products.

Apple is hoping that the new Touch ID security features will enable a lot of business folks, who prefer Samsung phones/ Blackberry devices, to easily pick the iPhone 5S thanks to the rock solid security.

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62 Comments On "Apple to launch the iPhone 5S and 5C in India by Oct 20th"

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NKR's
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is it true? that i phone is in only 6300…..plzz give me details

Prachit7
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If I get an unlocked version of the 16 gb gold iphone 5s directly from the apple store in Detroit, what will it cost me? And, will it smoothly run carriers in India? Eg airtel, Vodafone etc.

likhith
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will this release reduce the price of Iphone 4 and 4s?

vishnu
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dirty apple company they hve cheted thy tld 5c is cming in 6,500 and nw 45,000 i hate it nowwwwwwwwwwww

SUV
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HEY THATS IN CONTRACT WITH THE CELLULAR COMPANIES E.g VODAFONE, AIRTEL. THE MINIMUM CONTRACT PERIOD IS 2 YEARS AND PLANS START FROM RS 1000.

Vikas
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try voting for a better government next time. By the way these phones become costly because Congress needs it to feed to its corrupt MPS & MLAs. Grow up Apple hater

gaurav yadav
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Ya right..they came in ur dream and told u so.

Arun Sharma
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What would be exact price in India for iPhone 5C and 5S?

ameya
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i’d expect iPhone 5S, the upgraded version of iPhone 5 to be priced at 44,500 as was the case when iPhone 5 (upgraded version of 4S) was launched. 4S was priced at 44,500 and when iPhone 5 was launched, prices of 4S dipped to 38,000. so if 5C replaces iPhone 5, prices of iPhone 5C should hit 38000 unto 52000 but 5S should come in at 44,500 all the way unto 59,500 for 64 GB model

kashish
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Please recommend me a good powerful phone under 25k

usman
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please recommend me a powerful android device in a budget of rs 25000

Mike
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If anyone is interested in purchasing an iPhone 5S, I’ll be getting several on release day in Los Angeles, CA. Email me at cheapkijiji@gmai.com
Thanks!

praneeth
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i need one with unlocked..

Pravat
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I need One Unlocked

Karan Rathore
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i dont get what is the price of 5s somewhere it shows 50000 nad somewhere around 13000,even in newspaper it show 13000

Apple Rules
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13000 or 200$ is for locked version and for unlocked its 549$ and 649$ respectively

rohit
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what if someone buys iphone 5c in usa for contract for $99 (rs 6300) and comes back to india permanently :p

Apple Rules
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Keep on jailbreaking it, it won’t work smoothly and you will have to keep on running to local stores.

FYI- Jailbreak for IOS7 isn’t available yet :P

Angad Singh
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LACK of Innovation???? WTH?? I am tired of explaining… I already did on techcrunch!! I will do a detail thing on my Blog! I called it Techgoggles check it out later!

Anonoymous Rasik
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cant belive world is full of fools … how iphone survive in front of such gr8 tech by samasung and sony … serious fools ..

Kshitij sinha
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Aaj tak apple ka phone chalaya bhi hai kya bhai tumne..chala kar dekho and u will know who the real fool is and who sucks(your laggy giant or my apple device)

JiMxxFuXk
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yea i had it and i have to say that was the biggest mistake i made in my life

chandran T.G
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hi frnds is it possible to break de contract after gettin activated ??

sravan varma
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you need to pay the remaining amount to clear your contract….

Adil Husain
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Thats to much for a plastic built iPhone….. Its better to buy a I phone 5 with aluminium body than buying a iPhone 5c

Jackson Joshua
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iPhone 5 is removed from the stock bro. I dont think they will manufacture 5

Adil Husain
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Yea or else people wud but that

Amer Backstreet Guy
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Its better to wait and go for Nexus 5

amitgb
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That’s right.

Harish Hopper Bhagavathula
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Harish Hopper Bhagavathula

Moto X

Amer Backstreet Guy
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no dude its nexus 5

Manohar Maddineni
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Will Apple open up a store in India?

Kanishka
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There Already are Apple stores in India
the best is in Bengaluru

satish
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they planned to open it in mumbai in 2012 !later i don’t know wt happend !

Harish Hopper Bhagavathula
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Harish Hopper Bhagavathula

what do you mean by store ? we already have i-stores by apple here..

Manohar Maddineni
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Not the istores. APPLE STORES like the one below

Siddharth Hire
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Its all over india. YOU DUMBFOOL.

Sudheer Salavadi
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They are Imagine and Reliance iStores. Not official Apple Stores. U dumbfool..

Apple Rules
Guest

DUDE, they all are franchise not the apple store you moron.

Before pointing someone as dumb check your iq you idiot, none of the apple store throughout the world has name in form of istore , iworld , imagine etc etc.

DUMBFOOL

Manohar Maddineni
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Please stop that. I meant APPLE STORE. Not the I-Store.

Jackson Joshua
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Indian Government regulations requires that branded stores must source 30 percent of their stock from Indian companies which Apple cannot do since Apple already has global supply manufacturing units in China and US already. But they have road maps ahead on this.

amitgb
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Please clear you facts before abusing someone…He means “Apple” owned stores…

ameya
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these are i-stores, promoted by reliance. hes asking for apple store, owned and run by apple and with excellent tech and after sales support.

Rushikesh Pardeshi
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but it says only $99

amitgb
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I really pity when people see this $99 price & think they can get it under Rs. 6500/-
Man, this is a price in US (With Contract)…Don’t apply the conversion logic for price….Even in US, a unlocked version $549 or $649.

rohit
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then even here they shld hv a contract system in india! so we can buy it for 6500 Rs with 2 yrs contract with vodafone/airtel etc.

amitgb
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Yes sure, why not? Are you ready to get a iPhone for Rs. 6500/- with a contract for 2 years with monthly payment as $70 ??? (means Rs. 4200) ????? That is what happens in US. The monthly plan is around $60-$90

Harish Hopper Bhagavathula
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Harish Hopper Bhagavathula

$99 is on a 2 year contract for U.S locked networks.. Unlocked iPhones are definitely hundreds of dollars costlier than the locked ones and so is $549 for the 5C

Nilesh
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Thats with contract in US my friend,..in india they will sell w/o contract..

satish
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with out contract it will be around RS 40,000 in india ! do u think apple guys r dumb to cell for RS 7000 ( 5c ) in india market !! iphone 5 and iph 5c don’t have much diff xcept plastic body ! so don’t dream of it like chepa android mobls !

manav
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how much would iphone 5c & iphone 5s cost in india?

Abhishek Kamboj
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read tthe post man indicative prices are there..!!!

manav
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iphone 5c is so called as “budget phone”, then why in india its still priced at 44500 it could be arround 18000-20000

Kanishka
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Why Don’t you Pay 40k for Samsung phones even they are made of plastics ?why don’t you ask them to offer it for 5k?
it is SO called “Budget phone” cause rest models cost higher
So for us it is a budget phone !

Apple Rules
Guest

YUP, True True

Apple didn’t said that its a budget phone. It was media who was anticipating things

Chets
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Who said its officially priced at 44500?

Aditya
Guest

Apple never called it as a cheap alternative! So why will they launch at a cheaper price!? :/

amitgb
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I guess the “C” stands for “Cheap” :D :D :D…kidding…

amitgb
Guest

True, Even I expected it to below 25K.

Harish Hopper Bhagavathula
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Harish Hopper Bhagavathula

If you check the specs again, 5C is nothing but a price drop of iphone-5.. It’s the same phone in cheap plastic and so the price difference with it..

Kanishka
Guest

Oh dude
Decided what you want
first you run after Phones like Samsung S4 which are made of Cheaper plastic material which they call it a design to make the phone lighter
I wont be wrong if I say weaker the phone is so freaking sensitive that it breaks into Two pieces .
SO when apple saw people running for Such Cheap Plastics they Launch one too !

Chirag Vashishtha
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Because it is “apple”