GST launch: Apple slashes iPhone, iPad and Mac prices, but you’re still better off buying from elsewhere

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) rollout that happened from 1 July still has a number of people confused as to its impact. In particular, the prices of gadgets are uncertain, though mobile phone makers have said that they will absorb any additional cost.

While this is happening, it seems the GST rollout had a positive effect on the prices of Apple devices, as far as consumers are concerned anyway. A detailed report published on NDTV points out that almost the entirety of Apple’s portfolio has seen a massive price cut.

iPhone

The iPhone sees price cuts across the board. These cuts range from Rs 1,200 to Rs 6,600. But as you can see, depending on the model you're looking for, you can get a better deal on Amazon and Flipkart.

iPhone model Pre-GST MRP Post-GST MRP Amazon MRP Flipkart MRP
SE 32 GB 27,200 26,000 NA 22,799
SE 128 GB 37,200 35,500 NA NA
6S 32 GB 50,000 46,900 40,490 37,299
6S 128 GB 60,000 55,900 48,499 55,999
6S Plus 32 GB 60,000 56,100 49,990 NA
6S Plus 128 GB 70,000 65,000 NA NA
7 32 GB 60,000 56,100 43,824 47,699
7 128 GB 70,000 65,200 57,990 68,000
7 256 GB 80,000 74,400 64,990 66,999
7 Plus 32 GB 72,000 67,300 56,999 61,199
7 Plus 128 GB 82,000 76,200 65,200 68,000
7 Plus 256 GB 92,000 85,400 84,900 95,000

iPad

The iPad sees price cuts of around Rs 3,000, which isn't much, but it's still a discount. In this case, however, many of the models don't seem to be available on e-commerce portals like Flipkart and Amazon.

iPhone model Pre-GST MRP Post-GST MRP Amazon MRP Flipkart MRP
iPad 32 GB Wi-Fi 28,900 28,000 27,900 NA
iPad 128 GB Wi-Fi 36,900 35,700 NA NA
iPad 32 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular 39,900 38,600 NA NA
iPad 128 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular 47,900 46,300 46,660 NA
iPad Mini 4 128 GB Wi-Fi 34,900 33,800 39,900 NA
iPad Mini 4 128 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular 45,900 44,500 36,900 NA
10.5" iPad Pro 64 GB Wi-Fi 52,900 50,800 NA NA
10.5" iPad Pro 256 GB Wi-Fi 60,900 58,300 NA NA
10.5" iPad Pro 512 GB Wi-Fi 76,900 73,900 NA NA
10.5" iPad Pro 64 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular 63,900 61,400 NA NA
10.5" iPad Pro 256 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular 71,900 68,900 NA NA
10.5" iPad Pro 512 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular 87,900 84,500 NA NA
12.9" iPad Pro 64 GB Wi-Fi 65,900 63,500 NA NA
12.9" iPad Pro 256 GB Wi-Fi 73,900 70,900 NA NA
12.9" iPad Pro 512 GB Wi-Fi 89,900 86,400 NA NA
12.9" iPad Pro 64 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular 76,900 74,100 NA NA
12.9" iPad Pro 256 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular 84,900 81,400 NA NA
12.9" iPad Pro 512 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular 100,900 97,000 NA NA

Macs

The pattern repeats itself across the board. The Macbooks, for example, see discounts of Rs 11,800, which is seen on the most expensive MacBook Pro, the 15-inch model with a 512 GB SSD. The MacBook Air sees no price cut on Apple's site, but you can shave quite a large chunk off its MRP if you visit Flipkart or Amazon.

The Mac Mini, for whatever reason, sees its price go up by up to Rs 2,110. This doesn't make sense because the mini is already running 3-year old hardware. The Mac Pro sees a discount of around Rs 11,000, which is nice, but this is again a device running ancient hardware.

The iMacs see a smaller discount of around Rs 1,000.

Apple Watch discounts are also small, around Rs 1,000, but the Apple Watch Edition does see a discount of Rs 5,200. Then again, that watch was priced at Rs 1,10,900 to begin with, so if you can afford it, you probably don't care about the discount.

The complete list of pricing can be found on the Apple website.


Published Date: Jul 01, 2017 06:44 pm | Updated Date: Jul 01, 2017 06:44 pm