Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will go on sale in India on October 17th with pre-orders open today

Posted on Oct 7 2014 - 11:27am by TechliveTech
Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in India

Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in India

Apple India has officially confirmed through an email that its latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be made available in India starting October 17th through Apple’s Authorized Resellers open network with pre-orders open from today, Tuesday, October 7.  The devices expected to be on sale from October 17th means like last year Apple has planned to reach its Indian market during the Diwali season.

Price details of both the iPhone 6 series models in the country has not been disclosed by the company which it left it up to its authorised partners – Redington, Ingram Micro, Reliance and Rashi Peripherals to share the same. Most probably by this week we can get to know the price details officially.

However, a sneak peek into the pricing reveals that in India iPhone 6 will be priced

  • Rs 53,500 for 16GB
  • Rs 62,500 for 64GB and
  • Rs 71,500 for 128GB

While on the other hand larger 5.5 inch iPhone 6 Plus model will be charged in India at

  • Rs 62,500 for 16GB
  • Rs 71,500 for 64GB and
  • Rs 80,500 for 128GB

Airtel, last week in a way to end the drama revolving around the delayed Indian launch of the iPhone 6 models listed the iPhone 6 plus model on its website.

Something interesting to be noted is that on Apple’s website when both iPhone 6 models went on live, September 26th was the initial release date published for India. Later the date got changed to October 17th and then the date got disappeared completely from the page. With this happening, rumors started cropping up stating that India might get the iPhone 6 models only in November.

As a result of this, many iPhone 6 models went on sale in the grey market with pricing that went well above a lakh. Now with the buzz of it to be released in mid-October we can find many units being sold online on some e-commerce websites for less than Rs. 60,000.

Just a recall is that Apple released its till date largest iPhone models, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus on September 9th this year which received over 4 million pre-orders within a day.  Though the launch was not so smooth for Apple the sales on the opening weekend topped 10 million.

Bendgate controversy was something Apple had to answer and also something that embarrassed the company was the series of bugs in its iOS 8 (the OS that is pre-installed in all its new iPhone models).

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