iPhone 6 series to sell in India at Rs 53,500

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iPhone 6 series will be sold in India at starting price of Rs.53,500 and the high end model at Rs.80,500 during the time of launch. Both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus come in three versions in terms of storage: 16 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB.

“Prices of iPhone 6 shared with us are in the range of Rs.53,500 to Rs.80,500 per unit. For iPhone 6 16 GB, price is Rs.53,500, iPhone 6 64 GB for Rs.62,500, iPhone 6 128 GB will be for Rs.71,500. “The three iPhone 6 Plus models have been priced at Rs.62,500, Rs.71,500 and Rs.80,500 respectively,” an authorized partner of Apple told PTI.

Authorized distributors of iPhone are Redington, Ingram Micro, Rashi Peripherals and Reliance.

The official price of iPhone 6 is lower compared with the price at which vendors at e-commerce are selling the phone. Vendors through e-commerce have starting offering the premium smartphone at price starting from around Rs.56,000. They have even claimed to sell some units of iPhone 6 at this price.

However, iPhone 6 series in India is priced 10-17% higher compared with its retail price in the US.

Amazon website showed that iPhone 6 is selling for around $750, including shipping cost, in the US which amounts to about Rs.46,000. Apple’s authorized distributor Ingram Micro on Monday announced that it will start the pre-booking of latest iPhone 6 series from 7 October.

Apple’s authorized distributor Ingram Micro on Monday announced that it will start the pre-booking of latest iPhone 6 series from 7 October. All the six models of iPhone 6 series will be available across retail stores from 17 October.

Ingram Micro said that it will “offer iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the biggest advancements in iPhone history, at leading modern trade stores and retail outlets across India beginning 17.10.2014 at 12:01am. Customers can pre-order both models beginning 7.10.2014 at 12:01am at the major retail outlets of the partners.”

The distribution firm said that pre-booking facility will be across its about 1,200 retail outlets in top 24 cities besides booking facility on its website.

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 with 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.

Both the models have 8 megapixel camera and 1.2 megapixel front camera. Both these phones support 2G, 3G and 4G network.

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