Apple iPhone’s Pricing In India

20 Aug

I have been anxiously waiting for Vodafone to announce the pricing for   Apple’s iPhone 3G in India.  And the prices for the 8GB and 16GB models of Apple iPhone 3G were announced by Vodafone India today.

This is the message that I received from Vodafone iphone_indianas I had registered with them for more details on the iPhone and the offers.

Your wait is about to end! iPhone 3G arrives on August 22. 8GB model is for Rs. 31,000 and 16 GB for Rs. 36,100. To get your iPhone before others, visit one of the select Vodafone stores and confirm your booking by paying Rs. 10,000 on August 20 or 21. You’ll get an appointment to collect your iPhone after paying the balance amount. For list of the select Vodafone stores, go to www.vodafone.in/iPhone. Save this SMS—you need to show it at the Vodafone store.

The pricing is a bit high, considering the options and features that the iPhone comes with. Adopting a wait-and-watch approach should work fine. The prices are expected to come down after the initial euphoria settles down. On another note, a combination of Apple iPod (Nano / Touch) and a high-end mobile (from Nokia, Sony Ericsson, or HTC) should cost less than the 8GB iPhone model. The pricing should be a big relief to the competition for Apple iPhone for some time in India.

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5 Responses to “Apple iPhone’s Pricing In India”

  1. lazybug 26 August 2008 at 11:22 pm #

    It has been 4 days and the euphoria around the phone already seems to have dies down. let’s hope the price too dies down soon. :mrgreen:

  2. offshoreoutsource 28 August 2008 at 11:58 am #

    Craze of Iphone was on so hype, I think price of its is hardly matters for people who were already crazy for this amazing Iphone. I even have purchased Iphone of Rs.31000.

  3. Rajesh Gupta 30 August 2008 at 11:35 am #

    Hi everyone

    iphone is best phone if i do compare to other phones,iphone has a lot of features,it seems to be a good multimedia device, as it has great features and the user interface, and very easy to use for voice, sms and internet. and
    iphone has a great internet device to user experience for browsing, default youtube client on the home screen, apps store.and also advantage to music experience with iconic iPod.

    So, as a whole if somebody who is targeting for this budget, it does not seem high when you buy a product from Apple.

    Thanks
    Rajesh

  4. Rajdeep 30 August 2008 at 1:48 pm #

    Apple will soon realize that India is a volume game and prices will be slashed.
    As we have already seen with Vodafone doing it. Indian consumer is price sensitive and they want good things with less price….

    Interesting debate on the same topic——-
    http://toostep.com/debate/do_you_think_the_iphone_will_be_a_hit_in_india_

  5. aalasanthosh 2 September 2008 at 10:39 pm #

    @Rajesh: I am not sure how many of those apps in iPhone will be used in India.

    @Rajdeep: Price might not be a big issue, if iPhone can offer all the features that subscribers from India look for.

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