Apple Increases The Price Of All iPhones In India Except iPhone SE
After the 2018-19 Union Budget, Apple was certainly expected to increase the prices of its products. The government increased the customs duty on mobile phones from 15% to 20%. Apart from the iPhone SE, all Apple products are currently manufactured outside in India and then imported into the country.
Apple iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will all see their prices go up in India. In December 2017, the company revised the price of its iPhones when the government increased to customs duty from 10% to 15%. Recently, it was announced that the iPhone X was the bestselling premium smartphone in India.
That happened after the price hike in December 2017. After another significant hike, it will be interesting to see how it affects the sale of Apple’s priciest iPhone. Apart from Apple. more companies are expected to hike the prices of their smartphones in India. This is a not good news for the smartphone industry, which already saw a worldwide decline in smartphone sales in the last quarter. The global smartphone shipments declined year over year, falling from 438.7 million units in the fourth quarter of 2016 to 400.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2017.
Price List For iPhones
In December 2017, the price of the iPhone X was increased to Rs. 92430 for the 64GB. Now, it will retail for Rs. 95390 while the 256GB variant now cost Rs 1,08,930. In December, the iPhone X’s price was increased from its original Rs. 1,02,000 to 1,05,730. The 64GB variant of the iPhone X was launched at a price of Rs. 89000.
The iPhone 8 64GB storage variant will now cost Rs 67940, up from the Rs 66,120 price tag in December 2017. The 256GB variant of the iPhone 8 will now cost Rs 81500, up from the Rs 79,420 price tag which was introduced in December. The iPhone 8 Plus will retail for a price of Rs 77560 for the 64GB variant and Rs. 91110 for the 256GB variant.
The iPhone 7 will now retail at a starting price of Rs 52370 in India. The 128GB variant of the iPhone 7 is now priced at Rs 61,560. The iPhone 7 Plus will now retail at a starting price of Rs 62840 for the 32GB variant and Rs. 72060 for the 128GB storage variant. The iPhone 6s, launched in September 2015, will start at Rs 42900 for the 32GB variant, while the 128GB version will cost Rs 52100. The iPhone 6s Plus will start at Rs 52240 for the 32GB version.
Apple Watch Series 3 GPS 38mm will now cost Rs 32,380 in India from the original price of Rs 29,900. Apple Watch Series 3 GPS 42 mm will cost Rs 34,410 compared to the earlier pricing of Rs 31,900.