8GB iPhone 5c arrives in India for Rs 33,500

Apple has launched the 8GB iPhone 5c in India. While the phone's Maximum Retail Price (MRP) is Rs 37,500, or around $641, Apple is currently offering a discount of Rs 4,000, bringing the price down to Rs 33,500, or around $572. Customers will also be given a case worth Rs 2,000 for a limited time with their purchase of the device.

The 8GB iPhone 5c originally launched in the U.K. in March, followed by several countries throughout Europe in April. It has yet to be announced for the United States.

The launch of the device in India was first reported a couple of weeks ago. India is becoming an increasingly important emerging market for all phone manufacturers, Apple included. During their Q2 2014 conference call, Apple CEO Tim Cook noted that sales of the iPhone in India had more than doubled. Putting a mid-tier phone in customers' hands at the lowest price that they can like a smart move for Apple.

If you're in India, will you be picking up an 8GB iPhone 5c? Tell us below in the comments.

Source: Times of India

Joseph Keller

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Taz89 says:

Really? For that price give them at least 16gb

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Pritam Das says:

What? It's maximum retail price will be Rs 37,500? ... The 16gigs model costs Rs 37,599 on a leading Indian e-commerce website http://www.flipkart.com/apple-iphone-5c/p/itmdv6f652fenhmq which is anyday a better deal than 8gigs model. Seriously, I don't see any logic behind bringing up this 8gigs model, It fails to make sense.

Mateus C says:

No way. 8GB is almost nothing for most people. Give them 16GB for this price.

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Kapil Agarwal says:

Apple is a nice company but when I see apple balantly ripping people like this, I feel an immense hate for apple.

Nitin Singh 95 says:

Iphone 5c is flop and india people buying 5s or 4s rather than 5c. 5c doesn't look like apple premium device. It more looks like lumia.

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Trappiste says:

Yes, it is a Lumia copy, but without all the cool Lumia tech -- yet with a doubled-up price tag. The Apple brand costs.

agarwal.apar says:

No way. As Pritam mentioned, one can pick 16GB from Flipkart at the same price!

It should have been priced around 27k

Trappiste says:

Anyone who buys this phone for *that* money has to be crazy. I mean, come on... 8GB.

UmairItrat says:

People buy the latest iPhone (basic model) for 90,000 to 100,000 Pakistani Rupees, which is 900 to 1,000 US Dollars. About 5-6 months after release price settles down to around 700-750 USD.

Shouldn't the Apple products be cheaper in India and Pakistan than the US since China is next to us and the two aren't known for high per capita income?

Gazstar says:

I live in mainland China, however, I buy ALL my Apple products in Hong Kong. The saving is almost 20% because of the tax rate on the mainland compared to HK. I'm guessing the import tax must be pretty high in India.

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