iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, Apple Watch Series 3 and Apple TV 4k – Apple unveiled a flurry of amazing tech during its keynote event last evening. While Tim Cook and team focused on announcing the US prices and launch dates of these products, we did our ‘research’ and found out all the India specific details for you. You are welcome! Here are all the numbers that matter:
As soon as Apple announced iPhone X’s launch price of $999 in the US, we started wondering if our prediction of its India price touching Rs. 1 lac will actually come true, and it did! The top iPhone X model (256GB) is the first smartphone to cross the six digit figure in India. Even the ‘less expensive’ 64GB model is priced at a heartbreaking Rs. 89,000. Please note that there are just configurations – 64GB and 256GB.
Now to the good news! iPhone X is the first iPhone that will be launched in India at the same time as its global launch on 3 November. So if you have a shit load of money, then you can be among the first people in the world to own the amazing iPhone X. But be quick with your pre-orders as the supplies are expected to be extremely limited.
iPhone X 64GB: Rs. 89,000
iPhone X 256GB: Rs. 1,02,000
Pre-orders: 27 October
Launch: 3 November
iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
We expected the iPhone 8 models to be launched at the same price range as the iPhone 7 and it’s pretty close. The base models of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus start at Rs. 64,000 and Rs. 73,000 respectively. That’s an increase of a couple of thousands for previous generations models, but that’s understandable. Here again, you only have 64GB and 256GB options.
India won’t be among the first countries to get the iPhone 8 series, but we’ll have to wait only a week longer as the official launch date has been set for September 29. We haven’t heard anything about pre-orders yet but most likely, it will be announced soon.
iPhone 8 64GB: Rs. 64,000
iPhone 8 256GB: Rs. 77,000
iPhone 8 Plus 64GB: Rs. 73,000
iPhone 8 Plus 256GB: Rs. 86,000
Launch Date: 29 September
Apple Watch Series 3
This is a tricky one! The standout feature of Apple Watch Series 3 is the cellular calling. Apple announced that it has partnered with various cellular service providers to offer electronic SIMs for the new watches. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been any such tie-up in India yet, so you can’t get the cellular model.
However, if you want the new processor and other minor upgrades, then Apple is offering a GPS only variant as well. It is priced at Rs. 29,000 in India and will be available from 29 September. The price and availability of the new bands haven’t been confirmed as of now.
Price: Rs. 29,900 (GPS-only variant)
Launch date: 29 September
Apple TV 4K
If you are a fan of 4K content, then you must be eagerly waiting for the launch of the new Apple TV 4K model. There is no official confirmation on the exact launch date in India, but we expect it to a week or two later than the US release on 22 September.
The India price for the 4K Apple TV is slightly higher than the older model. It starts at Rs. 15,900 for the 32GB version and the price for the older Apple TV 4 (32GB) has reduced to Rs. 12,900.
Apple TV 4K 32GB: Rs. 15,900
Apple TV 4K 64GB: Rs. 17,900
Apple TV 4 32GB: Rs. 12,900
Launch date: Not confirmed yet