Sources close to Mobilityupdate have let us know that Apple India will be bringing the new iPhone 5S and 5C in the first week of November this year. Price of the iPhone 5S is said be around INR 50,000 ($802), which is higher than the prevailing iPhone 5’s price, INR 44,500 ($714) for the 16GB model. Price of 5C is still not known.
Last year, Apple saw a growth of over 400 percent in India and there were able sell their initial stock of iPhone 5 in just one day. This year, the Cupertino company is planning to bring over 100,000 units at the launch of 5S and 5C. Apple hopes that the new features like Touch ID, better camera and new colors are enough to woo the Indian people.
Currently, Indian smartphone market is dominated by two players – Samsung and Micromax. Apple is doing well, thanks to attractive EMI (easy monthly installment) schemes where users can get the full value of phone divided into equal monthly installments of 3 / 6 months.
September 20, 2013