Following the Union Budget 2018, announced last Week, Apple has hiked the overall prices of most of its product in India. The effect came after Indian Government increased the customs duty on imported phones from 15 to 20 percent to encourage ‘Make in India’ program.
The recent changes apply to all Apple products that are manufactured outside of India. Having said that, iPhone SE, which is assembled domestically remains unaffected by the price change.
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iPhone Price Hike: Twice in Three Months
This is the second price change made by Apple after December 2017. The reason for the last hike was similar. The Government had increased the customs duty on phones from 10 to 15 percent in december.
As per the new revised rate, prices of all Apple’s iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, and iPhone 6 have shot up by an average of 3 percent. For an instant, the iPhone X 256GB model which earlier sold at Rs. 1,05,720, now retails at Rs. 1,08, 930. The changes will be applicable from Monday, February 5 onwards.
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Alongside this, Apple also raised the prices of its watches. The Apple Watch Series 3 GPS 32mm that was available for Rs 29, 900 now retails at Rs 32,380. Whereas the price of its 42mm version has increased from Rs 31,900 to Rs 34,410.
Apple iPhones Increased Prices
|Model||Old Prices||New Increased Prices|
|iPhone 6 32GB||Rs 30,780||Rs 31,900|
|iPhone 6s 32GB||Rs 41,550||Rs 42,900|
|iPhone 6s 128GB||Rs 50,660||Rs 52,100|
|iPhone 6S+ 32GB||Rs 50,740||Rs 52,240|
|iPhone 7 32GB||Rs 50,810||Rs 52,370|
|iPhone 7 128GB||Rs 59,910||Rs 61,560|
|iPhone 7+ 32GB||Rs 61,060||Rs 62,840|
|iPhone 7+ 128GB||Rs 70,180||Rs 72,060|
|iPhone 8 64GB||Rs 66,120||Rs 67,940|
|iPhone 8 256GB||Rs 79,420||Rs 81,500|
|iPhone 8+ 64GB||Rs 75,450||Rs 77,560|
|iPhone X 64GB||Rs 92,430||Rs 95,390|
|iPhone X 256GB||Rs 1,05,720||Rs 1,08,930|
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People should boycott Apple Products in India for their unreasonable pricing until they come to terms… India is a huge market and if indians boycott just for a quarter they will fall in line