The new iPhones are set to touch the shores of India on October 16th. It has been confirmed by the trade partners of Apple, both Ingram Micro and Redington that the two newest iPhones will indeed be going on sale starting from October 16th at 12:01 AM. Just like last year, where several local retailers as well as E-Com portals, listed the phones for pre-booking, it is expected that the the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be available for pre booking a couple of days before they are officially on sale for the general public.
It is expected that Apple will bring all the variants of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to India, including the much hyped Rose Gold version. Last year, it was reported that several colors and devices were not available easily, so if you are really picky and choosy about the phone that you are looking to pick up, we would suggest you get your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus prebooked.
While the date of the phones have been confirmed, the bigger question of prices of the device looms large. Apple has already issued a memo its retailers outlining the price drop in the current lineup of the iPhones. The surprising bit in that is the price drop is really not all that a lot and in fact the iPhone 6, 16 GB which was launched at INR 53,500 has only been slashed to INR 52,000. The devices will obviously sell for much lower prices on the online portals, though it is an interesting base mark for the upcoming iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
Our sources suggest iPhone 6s launches in India on 15th Oct Midnight. Here are the prices: pic.twitter.com/o80ck8XdsR
— PriceBaba (@priceBaba) September 29, 2015
One outfit which is pretty confident in their claim about the pricing of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus is Pricebaba, who are claiming from their sources that the iPhone 6s will start at a price of INR 62,000 in India while the iPhone 6s Plus will set you back by INR 72,000. As you go up on the memory chart of the devices, the prices will go up by Rs 10,000. The tweet above contains what is claimed to be the pricing of new iPhones in India.
These are obviously not official Apple pricing, and while it just seems to be too inflated, it is difficult to refute the claims. Given that globally, Apple has increased the prices of the iPhone and the weakened rupee against dollar we can kind of understand why the prices are what they are claimed to be. Whatever it is, guess we should find out the prices of the new devices really soon now!