Reports from various news sources claim that the iPhone 4 and 4S will soon get a price cut in India. the 16GB iPhone 4S is expected to see a price cut of Rs. 3,100 to Rs. 41,400. The iPhone 3GS, which last saw a price cut to Rs. 9,999 via Aircel, has been discontinued. The 8 GB iPhone 4, now the new entry-level iPhone, gets a price cut of Rs. 9,100 to Rs. 28,300.
According to BGR.in, Apple will not be selling the iPhone 5 through Airtel or Aircel, and has appointed Ingram Micro and Redington for the launch of the iPhone 5 in India. The phone is expected to launch in India by November. Meanwhile the iPhone 5 is already available online and in the grey market, at starting prices of Rs. 60,000 for the 16 GB version and a drop dead rate of Rs. 1,05,000 for the 64 GB variant. The phone uses a nano-SIM, an even more slimmer version of the SIM card than its predecessor, which will have to be sourced from the carrier.
We phoned with three Apple resellers in Bangalore, who were not able to confirm availability of stocks and the new prices of the iPhone 4 or 4S. We’ll keep you updated on any developments on the ground as we hear them.