Apple has dropped the new lineup of iPhones on us and they cost a ton. Should we really be surprised though? Apple has a habit of charging a massive premium for its brand name on the iPhone and that's understandable. However, when a consumer-centric smartphone starts at Rs 1 lakh, it would seem that toning down this thunderous pricing strategy might help Apple's dwindling sales in the Indian markets for the past couple of years.
Apple has announced that in India the pricing of the iPhone XS will start at Rs 99,990 while the iPhone XS Max will start at Rs 1,09,900.
Now I'm no one to preach to people about not buying the iPhone XS or the iPhone XS plus because it's too expensive. I'm here to tell you that if you do skip on spending the Rs 1 lakh plus on the iPhone XS, there are many things you can buy.
|iPhone Model||Official India Price (INR)|
|iPhone XR 64 GB||76,900|
|iPhone XR 128 GB||81,900|
|iPhone XR 256 GB||91,900|
|iPhone XS 64 GB||99,900|
|iPhone XS 256 GB||1,14,900|
|iPhone XS 512 GB||1,34,900|
|iPhone XS Max 64 GB||1,09,900|
|iPhone XS Max 256 GB||1,24,900|
|iPhone XS Max 512 GB||1,44,900|
For the sake of this story, let's assume you have gone all-out and purchased the 512 GB iPhone XS Max which retails for a mind-boggling Rs 1.45 lakh. With the amount of money you spent on this iPhone XS Max 512 GB, you could have bought these X (ten) things. And even taken a vacation with your friends.
Phones: 2x Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (128 GB storage)
Laptops: 1x MacBook Pro MR9U2 (8 GB, 256 GB HDD with TouchBar)
Gaming laptops: 1x MSI GE63VR Raider (8th gen Intel i7 + 1 TB HDD + 256 GB SDD + NVIDIA GTX 1060)
Tablets: 2x iPad Pro (64 GB) + 1x iPad 6th Gen (128 GB)
TVs: 1x Samsung UA48JU7500K 48 inch Curved Smart 4K Ultra HD
Audio gear: 1x Sennheiser HD 800
Home Theatre: 1x Bang & Olufsen Beoplay S8 2.1 Sound System
Cameras: 1x Sony Alpha A7M2K 24.8 MP full-frame mirror-less
Bikes: 1 x Royal Enfield Bullet 350 cc
Vacation: Bangkok -> Pattaya (4 nights / 5 days) for 7 people
Clearly, this list can go on and on, but I believe I've made my point.