Apple to launch the iPhone 5S and 5C in India by Oct 20th
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.
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.
dirty apple company they hve cheted thy tld 5c is cming in 6,500 and nw 45,000 i hate it nowwwwwwwwwwww
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
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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
what if someone buys iphone 5c in usa for contract for $99 (rs 6300) and comes back to india permanently :p
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!
cant belive world is full of fools ... how iphone survive in front of such gr8 tech by samasung and sony ... serious fools ..
Thats to much for a plastic built iPhone..... Its better to buy a I phone 5 with aluminium body than buying a iPhone 5c
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.
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
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
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)
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.
$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
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.
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 !
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
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.
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.
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