Apple slashes iPhone prices in India by up to Rs 8,300 in preparation for the arrival of iPhone 8

While Apple's launch of the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus continue to grab headlines, many of us are still wondering how to afford one, let alone getting hands on the newest iPhone. Well, there is good news for those keen on picking up an older iPhone without having to break the bank.

Apple iPhone X. Image: Apple

Apple iPhone X. Image: Apple

Soon after the launch of the three new iPhones, most of the existing iPhones in Apple's portfolio — iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, have received price cuts. While this was expected to happen, it went almost unnoticed following the craze behind the iPhone X and the talking poop memes that went viral on social media.

The 32 GB iPhone 7, which came in at a price of Rs 56,200 earlier (based on Vodafone Store prices referred to on Apple's website), will now set you back by Rs 49,000 while the 128 GB, which was priced at Rs 65,200, will now be available for Rs 58,000. The new prices reveal that the older iPhone 7 has been brought down to within the Rs 60,000 price bracket, setting a clear price distinction for the iPhone 8 and the 8 Plus, which starts at Rs 64,000 for the 64 GB base variant.

The iPhone 7 Plus, on the other hand, retailed for Rs 67,300 earlier for the 32 GB variant, and is now priced at Rs 59,000. The 128 GB variants has also received a slash in price from Rs 76,200 to Rs 68,000. All storage variants of the iPhone 6S have also received price cuts. The iPhone SE, being the cheapest retailing unit on Apple's portfolio, however, retains its pricing after Apple recently receiving a price cut here.

The Cupertino-based company had earlier offered a price cut ranging from four to seven percent on their devices after the rollout of the Goods and Services Tax Bill on 1 July.

Here's a table with a complete breakdown of the new prices:

Model Previous Price New Price
iPhone 6S (32 GB) Rs 46,900 Rs 40,000
iPhone 6S (128 GB) Rs 55,900 Rs 49,000
iPhone 6S Plus (32 GB) Rs 56,100 Rs 49,000
iPhone 6S Plus (128 GB) Rs 65,000 Rs 58,000
iPhone 7 (32 GB) Rs 56,200 Rs 49,000
iPhone 7 (128 GB) Rs 65,200 Rs 58,000
iPhone 7 Plus (32 GB) Rs 67,300 Rs 59,000
iPhone 7 Plus (128 GB) Rs 76,200 Rs 68,000

 


Published Date: Sep 14, 2017 01:19 pm | Updated Date: Sep 14, 2017 01:19 pm