Apple iPhone 5 release in India, cost $100 more than US


Author: GSMArc Team , Date : 06-November-2012

As scheduled already the iphone5 was launched in India on 2nd November 2012 in New Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai and Bangalore. The third party retailer’s offering the iphone 5 at cheaper price even through, the cost is high compare with other android smart phones.

Apple handover the distribution process of its apple devices in India to Redington and Ingram Micro a large US based distributor, as its official partner’s instead of telecom operators like Airtel, Aircel. They revealed the price of the iphone5 as 16 GB version’s price is Rs.45, 500($800), the 32 GB version is Rs.52, 500($950) and the 64 GB version is Rs.59, 500($1100).  “According to Apple’s CEO Tim Cook, Apple iphone 5 is one of the best-selling Smartphone with nearly 5 million devices being sold in the first weekend. However, Apple devices are criticized in India as they are always priced much higher than that of its competitors”.

The Airtel offered a lot of data plans for iphone5. This data plans helps the user’s to connect to its HSPA+ and Dc-HSPA networks. The preordered iphone5 was sold out already. The new user should wait three to four weeks to get the iphone5.


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