iPhone in India – the price seems to be high

 

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/8GB_iPhone_to_cost_Rs_31000/articleshow/3358683.cms

NEW DELHI: The wait finally seems to be over. According to reports, the pricing of the most-awaited gadget Apple iPhone, set to be launched in India on August 22, is out.

Reports indicate that the 8 GB version of the 3G iPhone will cost Rs 31,000, while the 16 GB version will cost between Rs 36,000–37,000.

The above pricing is exclusive of the rental plan the phone will come bundled with.

Last week Bharti Airtel and Vodafone announced that they will launch iPhone on August 22.

In a statement, Bharti said that millions of Airtel subscribers will be able to purchase the iPhone at Airtel’s Relationship Centres from August 22.

"iPhone has been an iconic technological revelation of this year and Airtel has been at the forefront of innovation and customer delight in the Indian telecom sector," Sanjay Kapoor, President, Bharti Airtel mobile services, said.

iPhone is embedded with all 3G features and is twice as fast as the existing mobile phones. The phone also has in-built GPS system, which facilitates as navigation and positioning tool.

Courtesy: http://infotech.indiatimes.com

Looks like early adopters tax. Not sure how many people will stand in line on 22 to get the iphone now.

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