Now Apple iphone in India
Now Apple iphone available in India on Vodafone And Airtel
Vodafone confirms a month old Business Standard story, it will launch the iPhone in India along with Australia, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Portugal, New Zealand, South Africa and Turkey, later this year. What will be the price? According to the BS story, the 8GB was slated to cost Rs 27 - 28k. Assuming custom duties on cellphones is 5%, at the current retail price in the US of Rs 16k (8GB) and Rs 20k (16GB), a very conservative estimate taking into account allied taxes and duties should be around Rs 21k (8GB) and around 25k (16GB), which would be needed to put it on par with the current rates in the greymarket.
Be the first to own the iPhone 3G in India, with Vodafone. With support for Enterprise features like Microsoft Exchange, Maps with GPS and the new App Store, iPhone 3G puts even more features at your fingertips. And like the original iPhone, it combines three products in one-a revolutionary phone, a widescreen iPod, and a breakthrough Internet device with rich HTML email and full web browsing. iPhone 3G. It redefines what a mobile phone can do-again.
Bharti Airtel and Apple? today announced that they will be bringing the highly anticipated iPhone™ 3G to customers in India later this year. iPhone 3G combines all the revolutionary features of iPhone with 3G networking that is twice as fast* as the first generation iPhone, built-in GPS for expanded location based mobile services, and iPhone 2.0 software which includes support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and runs the hundreds of third party applications already built with the recently released iPhone SDK.
“We are delighted with the opportunity to bring the innovative iPhone 3G to India,” said Manoj Kohli, President and CEO, Bharti Airtel. “As India’s leading telecom operator, Bharti Airtel has always stood for innovation and customer delight. With our reach across the country and iphone’s revolutionary features, we have a valuable proposition for our customers in India.”
“We are thrilled to be working with Bharti Airtel, India’s leading integrated telecom company, to bring iPhone 3G to millions of mobile customers in India,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s COO. “We can’t wait to get this revolutionary product in the hands of even more people around the world.”
Soon customers will be able to purchase iPhone 3G at Airtel Relationship Centers. Details of pricing and availability will be announced at a later date. Airtel Customers who wish to receive more information on iPhone can send an SMS with keyword 'iPhone' to 54321 ( tollfree).
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If we convert $199 in Indian Rs. then it will caost around RS.8500 for 8 GB & The cost of 16GB model is $299 than it will cost around RS. 12,800.
It's reasonable price. In India apple will sale more phone as compare to other country if they stable with this price in India.
Now Nokia will loose (loss) the sale in India as the people are waiting for Apple iphone. In Apple iphone (8GB) Rs.9000 / 8500 Apple iphone with lot of feature & nokia is selling N70(1GB), N73 (2 GB), no touchscreen at RS. 12,000 & 13,000 who is going to Buy this phone.
I will buy Apple iphone.
There are 195 countries in the world, of which, 70 countries will get the iPhone 3G, by the end of this year, including India, in September. While you rub your hands in anticipation of buying it, get this: the iPhone 3G will cost Rs 20,000 in India — the costliest in the world.
The iPhone 3G will be free in the UK as it's subsidised by O2, a service provider; it's 1 Euro (Rs 70) in Germany, again subsidised by T-mobile and costs US$ 199 (Rs 8,557) in the USA, thanks to AT&T. The phone costs US$ 350 (Rs 15,050) in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and the Philippines. It is not available in Dubai.
The iPhone is an Internet-enabled multimedia mobile phone designed and manufactured by Apple Inc. It has a multi-touch screen with a virtual keyboard, but a minimal amount of hardware input, and figured in Time magazine's Invention of the Year in 2007.
In India, Vodafone and Airtel, will be the service providers. "The service providers like AT&T have subsidised the handset, but doing the same in Indian markets is not possible," said Harit Nagpal, Chief Marketing Officer, Vodafone.
Mandeep Bhatia, COO, Airtel added that the US could afford to sell it cheap as the billing cycle is expected to make up for the cost.
"In India that's not likely, so the initial price has to be high," said Bhatia. He also believes that getting into a contractual agreement (two years in the US) is difficult here, as people tend to default on payments and recovery is difficult.
But Bhatia pointed out that at the end of the contractual period the cost of the phone in India, would work out to be the same as the rest of the world.
No grey market
The earlier versions of iPhones could be bought in the grey market or purchased abroad, cheaper than the official price in India. But with this version, Apple has an exclusive agreement with its service providers, which means the phone cannot be bought elsewhere and unlocked here. You have to activate it before leaving the store (for instance in the US), but the phone will work only in the US.
In other words, in the US, buyers will have to purchase a service contract with AT&T before leaving the store; you cannot buy it online. The phone has to be activated within 30 days or the buyer will be penalised. You cannot cancel the two-year contract with AT&T either — a cancellation fee of Rs 7,525 ($175) will be charged or the phone has to be returned.
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