Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be available in India from October 16, which will be one of the fastest roll-outs from the company. The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus went on sale in US, and other countries on 25 September and the October 16 release date means that India is getting the new models in less than a month’s time, a records of sort.
Apple has already announced that it sold nearly 13 million of these smartphones in the opening weekend, a new record as well for the company.
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While the early launch of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus is good news for India, in terms of pricing, the new devices will start at a much higher price that the previous two smartphones. According to PriceBaba.com, the iPhone 6s will start at Rs 62,000 for 16GB, Rs 72,000 for 64GB and Rs 82,000 for 128GB, while the iPhone 6s Plus will start at Rs 72,000 for 16GB, Rs 82,000 for 64GB and Rs 92,000 for 128GB.
Of course Apple has not confirmed the pricing, so these numbers need to be taken with a pinch of salt. Interestingly in US, the unlocked version of the iPhone 6s starts at $649 which is around Rs 42,000 when converted, although taxes would mean a much higher price. If it is indeed Rs 62,000, then iPhone 6s in India, is priced considerably higher.
The iPhone 6s Plus costs $749 in the US for an unlocked version of the 16GB phone, which is around Rs 50,000 and goes up to $949 for $128GB which is Rs 62,000.
The new iPhones bring 3D Touch which allow for new gestures like Peek and Pop. The new iPhone also come with 2GB RAM. Apple also updated the camera of iPhone 6s and 6s Plus to 12-megapixel iSight camera which is now capable of shooting 4K videos. The front FaceTime camera is now 5-megapixels and Apple is using the display to light up at night time to click better selfies.
We’ll have to wait and see what the prices of the new iPhones in India are and whether Apple will give a good or a bad surprise to Indian fans.