Vodafone and Airtel Reveal iPhone 3G pricing details in India
Like many others, I was eagerly waiting for the launch of iPhone in India hoping to get it as soon as it is launched. But that was shattered when Vodafone and Airtel revealed the price tag of iPhone in India. Here’s what’s mentioned on the Vodafone Website.
The iPhone 3G is available in 8GB and 16GB at Rs 31,000 and Rs 36,100 respectively. And as you have already pre-registered with us, you can get it before others do. All you need to do is drop in at a select Vodafone Store between August 20 and 21 and confirm your booking by paying Rs 10000 through cash or credit card. Don’t forget to show the iPhone booking SMS, which you would have received from us, when you visit the Vodafone Store to make the deposit.
Airtel have also announced there pricing and it is also the same. So that means have to shell out Rs. 31,000 (approx $756 ) for the 8GB model and Rs. 36,000 (approx $878) for the 16GB model. So it is definitely clear that Apple has failed again with there pricing strategy in India. Many people, including me were expecting the price of iPhone to be between Rs 15000- 20000 and they are sure going to be disappointed and who can blame them. The price is too much to pay for the iPhone 3G. So we might see only Apple lovers going for this device.
What are your thoughts on the pricing ? Are you going to buy an iPhone ?