Updated: October 7, 2015 1:24:08 pm
iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will launch in India on October 16 and it appears that the smartphones are already listed at very high prices on Flipkart.
On Flipkart, the iPhone 6s with 16 GB in rose gold is listed at a price of Rs 64,836, while the iPhone 6S Plus gold colour with 16 GB storage starts at Rs 74,117. This is slightly higher than the price Rs 62,000 and Rs 72,000 start prices that have been reported by PriceBaba.com for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus respectively.
The pricing on Flipkart is little weird as well. For instance, the 64GB Apple iPhone 6S Plus rose gold is listed at Rs 83,401, while the iPhone 6s Gold with 128 GB storage space is also listed at the same price. Further the iPhone 6s 64GB is priced the same as the iPhone 6s Plus 16GB. The iPhone 6s Plus is priced at Rs 88,478 for 128GB.
Do note that on Flipkart, these are unauthorised sellers and thus the pricing is higher than the official ones.
According to PriceBaba, 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. Meanwhile TechPP has reported that these prices are confirmed.
Officially though Infibeam is listed as the authorised online reseller for Apple and users can pre-book the phone for Rs 1000. The Mobile Store is also letting users pre-book the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus for Rs 2000.
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. Thanks to the depreciating India Rupee, the prices of the new iPhones are much higher in India.
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 5-megapixels.
From the looks of it, the new iPhones will be an expensive affair in India.
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