Apple India has introduced new iPhone incentives in the country. The company has announced two new incentives: one for students and another for American Express customers. The student incentive increases Apple's standard smartphone trade-in discount from 7,000 rupees ($130 USD) to 7,777 rupees ($144 USD). In order to be eligible for this discount, the person must be a student and trade in an old smartphone of any brand.
American Express customers in India will also be receiving a pretty decent discount on iPhones. Any American Express user is eligible for ... more
The iPhone 5 went on sale in India this past weekend and customers in the country welcomed it with open arms and open wallets. The phone was completely sold out across the country within the first 24 hours and helped confirm that there is, albeit small, a market of people looking for this type of phone in India. There were reportedly 10,000-15,000 iPhone 5s sent to India for this first round of sales.
Analysts expect the phone to sell a modest 200,000 units within the country by the end ... more
According to a report from Livemint.com, Apple could be getting ready to open stores in India, following a policy change that allows full ownership of single-brand retail stores by foreign companies last week.
The report suggests that Apple has been in talks with DIPP, the Indian department responsible for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy within India since 2006.
There was no confirmation from Apple, as usual when it comes to commenting on rumors, so as it stands this one should be taken with a grain of salt. That being said, ... more
As an American, I'm used to getting most everything in the consumer electronic field first and relatively cheap. Seeing other countries (even you, Canada) deal with inferior versions of the same product for a steep price really bums me out. Despite some pretty nutty pricing announced a few days ago from the Indian telco Aircel, it looks like more affordable plans are already being announced by the competing GSM carrier Airtel.
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I'm not an expert in Indian telcos, but ... more
India-based carrier Airtel will begin selling Apple's iPhone 4 on May 27, according to a press release. The company will be offering the handset to both pre-paid and post-paid customers starting on Friday.
Airtell will charge at Rs 34,500 ($763) for the 16GB model and Rs 40,900 ($905) for the 32GB model.
While this seems steep, it's important to note that Airtel is implementing a reverse-subsidized model. Customers have to pay for the iPhone outright at the beginning of their contract, but receive monthly credits over the subsequent 24 months to ... more
The moment an official CDMA phone was released from Apple we suspected that we would start to hear rumblings of the phone being released in markets like India and China. It turns out that our suspicions were right. Less than 24 hours after the Verizon announcement, Morgan Stanley analysts were already telling people they were "hopeful" that the phone would make its way to India and China.
Now's the time to shake your head in bewilderment.
We're constantly trying to avoid the "analyst" stories, but considering the large number of ... more
The rumours of a CDMA iPhone just won't go away. Today reports have surfaced that two Indian telecom companies have been in negotiations with Apple about launching a CDMA version in India, one of the worlds fastest-growing mobile markets. Citing sources familiar with the matter, the two companies, Reliance Communications Ltd. and Tata Teleservices Ltd. have been in talks for 4 to 5 months. Both offer services based on CDMA.
There is no information on when such a launch might take place, and an Apple spokesman for India declined to ... more
I love the thinness of the iPhone 5, but hate how fragile the device can be at times. Though I don’t drop my iPhone often, it has happened, and the only thing that has saved my mobile connection to the world is my case. As a frequent iPod, iPhone and
Two hundred and ten days, 22 hours, 33 minutes and 22 seconds No that’s not how long since the last Fast and the Furious sequel, it is the excruciating time lapsed since the last major Apple product launch. On October 23, 2012, the world was a kinder and more joyous