Apple announced the new iPhones, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus in the United States on September 9th. The phones went on pre-order on Saturday, September 12th and are expected to ship out starting September 25th. While India is not in the first batch of countries where the iPhones will come to, we still expect the phone to be here at least by the next month. Usually Apple has targetted the Diwali period in India for the launch of the iPhones here, but with Diwali not falling till November this year, could it be around Dushera, another festival which is considered auspicious for buying new things, that we see the new devices?
Usually the mantra is that, if you are looking to buy an iPhone at a slightly more affordable cost, it is best to pick up the one generation older to the recent one thanks to a price drop that comes. A lot of our friends have been excited about picking up an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus after the launch of the iPhone 6s simply because of the lucrative price drop. The iPhone 6s by the way, will come in a really hot, ‘Rose Gold’ version, so that would be an incentive to leave this post right now too. If you have been indeed waiting for it, Apple has officially sent cross the new MRPs of the phones to their retailers.
According to the new pricing, the iPhone 5s will start to retail at Rs 35,000 for 16 GB variant and Rs 40,000 for the 32 GB version. The iPhone 6 16 GB has been revised to Rs 52,000 while the 64 GB version will be for Rs 62,000. If you want a slightly bigger iPhone in the form of iPhone 6 Plus it would cost you Rs 62,000 for the 16 GB version and Rs 72,000 for the 64 GB one. This makes it pretty clear that Apple plans to price the iPhone 6s 16 GB version at around Rs 55,000 to Rs 60,000 while the 64 GB version will be anywhere between INR 65,000 to 70,000. The iPhone 6s Plus therefore, would be around Rs 65,000 to Rs 70,000 for the 16 GB device and 75,000 to 80,000 for the 64 GB.
While the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus prices are speculative, Apple has always followed the trend of pricing the devices at a distance of about Rs 10,000 in India, be it memory iteration or the iteration of size from 6 to 6 Plus in the base model. As for the current iPhones, the rates mentioned by Apple are MRPs but these devices are very rarely sold at MRPs thanks to the e-com boom. You can already pick the iPhone 6 at about Rs 39,000 and therefore, you can expect the selling price in the market to be about Rs 6,000 to 10,000 lower than the MRP mentioned. This effectively could bring the price down of an iPhone 5s to be around Rs 25,000 mark making it an excellent budget device to pick up.