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 as 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.