Apple will be bringing 8GB iPhone 5c to India in coming weeks
Apple will be bringing the 8GB version of the iPhone 5c to India in the coming weeks. During Apple’s Q2 2014 conference call, CEO Tim Cook said that Indian iPhone sales had more than doubled. India is an emerging market where many of the “next billion” smartphone customers are expected to come from, and getting a lower cost version of Apple’s pop-art-inspired mid-tier iPhone makes a lot of sense. Especially for customers who don’t need to cary around a lot of media with them but do want access to messaging apps and the mobile web.
It must be noted that Indian telecom operators Airtel and Reliance, which have specific schemes for the iPhone 5c in the country, have not yet listed the new model in their inventory. Apple India’s website also only shows the 16 and 32 GB option for the phone. Apple’s main US website has also not listed the new variant.
iPhone 5C 16GB is already available much below its launch price of Rs 41,900. It is most likely that apple would try to launch it at close to Rs 30,000 in India along with buyback offers.