Apple iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus prices are higher in India than overseas

Apple's latest iPhone 6s models are all set to enter the Indian market. Needless to say, they will be carrying hefty price tags.

After a great deal of anticipation, Apple's latest iPhone 6s models are all set to launch in the Indian market. Needless to say, they will be carrying hefty price tags. However, what's worth noting is that the India launch is happening relatively close to the US launch.

However, if chatter online is to be believed, and from the few people in the know who we have spoken to, these devices are expected to carry a higher price tag in India as compared to the overseas market. The Economic Times report, citing distributors, reveals India prices for the new iPhone models is higher compared to the US and Singapore.

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 6s Plus 16GB, 64GB and 128Gb models will be priced at 72,000,Rs 82,000 and Rs 92,000, respectively.

Now if you look at the US prices, the iPhone 6s starts at $649 that translates to roughly Rs 42,235. This model has been listed at S$1,048 (approx Rs 48,295) in Singapore.

The new devices are already listed on eBay, Flipkart, Quickr and Olx at varying prices, since the US launch.
Now, it is to be seen if the higher prices will deter Apple's India following from buying the device.

From what we know so far about the new iPhone 6s, experts at iFixit tore the iPhone 6s and discovered some ‘mystery adhesive’ around the display which is already secured with screws. Apple hasn’t simply ran a strip of glue around the existing display but instead, it appears that the iPhone’s frame has been subtly reworked to accommodate the new gasket. Effectively, the new iPhones are designed to be water resistant, which would be welcome in India's monsoon conditions.

In addition to this, Apple has reworked the way we interact with the phone’s touchscreen by adding in the force dimension to the touch screen. This is a variant of the force touch technology that is already there on the Apple Watch. Called 3D Touch, this new feature lets you reduce on the number of clicks required to get work done, by using force touch along with swiping gestures. Apple has also integrated the Taptic Engine inside the phone to provide feedback.

Overall, critics and reviewers seem to be positive about the device. However, Walt Mossberg said “The back of the phone can be a bit slippery, especially because it has rounded edges. That made the iPhone 6 the first model I have ever felt the need to use with a case, and the same applies to the 6S.”

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