It’s just matter of a week, after which the Apple stores in India will also display the new models of iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. While the devices will be up for grabs starting 16 October 2015, the official prices of the devices are out.
The iPhone 6s will be available in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB variants at Rs 62,000, Rs 72,000 and Rs 82,000, respectively. The iPhone 6s Plus 16GB, 64GB and 128Gb models will be priced at 72,000,Rs 82,000 and Rs 92,000, respectively.
The new iPhone 6s, 6s Plus have taken the pricing to a new level altogether. And it is for the users to decide how much is too much to shell out for a phone.
In India, Apple has always priced the iPhones at stratospheric levels, as compared to competition – with the exception of Sony, Samsung, HTC and LG. And, the funny thing is, Apple iPhone sales keep growing every year. In fact, iPhone Q3 sales grew by as much as 93% in India, a growth rate higher than China in the same quarter.
On the other hand, Android smartphones at the top end have begun to taper. Probably explaining the trends with LG, Sony and Samsung (Galaxy apart), which have begun to witness a downward trend. In part, these are due to the aggressive positioning by emerging companies such as OnePlus and Xiaomi for a fraction of the cost.
But I guess it’s the heart’s contentment that everyone strives for. To each his/her own, I’d say!