Apple iPhones In India Are Pricier Now
Apple iPhones have been known to be much more expensive in India than the western market. To put things into perspective, the iPhone X was launched at a price of Rs. 89000 in India which roughly translates to about US $1400 and in the US, it is priced at US $999. That is a huge difference and, that difference will now increase even more. iGyaan reported that the Indian government will increase the import tax on electronics such as phones and that it could have an effect on the price of iPhones in India.
Apart from the iPhone SE, all iPhones from iPhone 6s and above will see a price hike in the Indian market. This isn’t good news for people with the holidays coming up and people tend to buy new phones to commemorate the new year.
From today, the iPhone X will retail at a new price of Rs 92430 for the 64GB variant and Rs 1,05,720 for the 256GB variant. After the customs hike, iPhone 6s will be priced at Rs. 41550 for the 32 GB variant which was earlier Rs. 30780 while the 128 GB variant will be available for Rs 50,660. The 32 GB and 128 GB variants of iPhone 6s Plus will now be priced at Rs 50740 and Rs 59860, respectively.
- iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 8
The iPhone 7 will be priced at Rs. 50810 for the 32GB variant, while the 128GB variant is now priced at Rs. 59910. The iPhone 7 Plus will be now be priced at Rs. 61060 for the 32 GB variant and Rs. 70180 for the 128GB variant. The iPhone 8 will be available for Rs. 66120 for the 64GB variant and Rs. 79420 for the 256GB variant. The iPhone 8 Plus is priced at Rs. 75450 for the 64GB variant and the 256GB will be available for Rs. 88750.
- iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 7
This has happened because the government has increased the import tax from 10% to 15% and this news comes a few days after Apple registered the slowest revenue growth in India in the past six years. With this price hike, there is a huge possibility that iPhones will face a steep competition from their own price tag, more than anything else.