Thursday, September 11, 2014

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

So, Apple announced the iPhone 6, the iPhone 6 Plus and the Apple Watch on 9th September, 2014 at California, in the US. For the Apple Watch, we'll have to wait till early 2015 in the US; definitely later than that in India. Apple has confirmed the Indian launch of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus for 17th October, 2014 (See screenshot grabbed by GSMArena from Apple's website). We decided to put out some possible estimates on the expected cost of the two models, in their various storage configurations.

We've taken the following into consideration:
- The launch prices of the iPhone 5S, 5C and the reduced-cost 8 GB iPhone 4S on 1st November 2013
- The full, off-contract prices of the iPhones
- US taxes, at 8.1%
- The exchange rate for INR vs USD at Rs. 62.21/$ on launch day of iPhone 5S (1st Nov 2013) and an estimated Rs. 60.999/$ for the iPhone 6 launch


Also, Apple India has been more aggressive in recent times with their pricing - notably, with the iPad Air + iPad Mini with Retina display launch in December 2013, and with the 2014 MacBook Air launches. So these prices could vary greatly (think +/- Rs. 5,000), depending upon Apple India's strategy.

More Details: iPhone 6 - Apple India Website

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