Apple likely to launch its iPhone 5 in India on October 26th,2012. More good news - iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 prices dropped !
Apple iPhone 5 in India
Finally there are reports that Apple iPhone 5 is going to be officially launched in India on October 26th,2012.
iPhone 5 not carrier specific in India
Another good news is that this year the iPhone 5 wont be sold by Airtel and Aircel, the official distributors of Apple iPhone in India. Instead Apple will be selling it directly and so there wont be any long contract periods with the carriers.
India is one of the countries where the samrtphone usage is increasing rapidly. But still iPhone is being used by only a few here. Tim Cook, Apple CEO, does recognize the importance of India to iPhone – a country which has fast growth rates in smartphone usage. So, isn’t the reason behind iPhone 5 being distributed by Apple clear ?
iPhone 5 price in India
The price of iPhone 5 in India could be around the same price as that of iPhone 4S introductory price in India. (which will definitely be more than $800).
The carriers in India are already placing orders for Nano SIM cards for the iPhone 5.
iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 prices dropped
As expected, the prices of iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 are going to be dropped with the launch of iPhone 5 in India.
Apple iPhone 4S 16GB
Rs.44,500 = $839
Rs.41,500 = $783
iPhone 4 8GB
Rs.37,900 = $715
Rs.28,300 = $533
Also the iPhone 3GS will be discontinued.
So, for the time being, Apple fans in India have a reason to cheer !!