Not official but coming radar for its high prices in India, Apple has unofficially reduced the prices of its iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus in India by discounting heavily on its online sales via e-commerce portals such as Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal and Paytm. While Snapdeal is offering it at the lowest price, others are offering it around the same price with additional cost taken into account.
The initial launch price of iPhone 6s in India was Rs.62,000 and for iPhone 6s Plus, it was Rs.72,000. Apple was criticized for pricing its iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus in India at the highest prices compared to Singapore, France, Hong Kong, and other Asian markets. While the company argued that the price hike was due to the decline in rupee value, many buyers have remained distant from buying these latest smartphones despite their desire to do so.
Compared to its earlier models, Apple iPhone 6s Plus has a bigger screen and a highly improvised camera with OIS, which is not there in the smaller iPhone 6s version. Besides, the device is equipped with a larger battery that lasts much longer. While Snapdeal is ahead of others in the race, others too have entered the frey with deep discounts ahead of the New Year rush in India, if not Christmas alone.
Leading the race and challenge, Snapdeal has come out with maximum range of discount among the e-retailors, offering the iPhone 6s with 16GB at the lowest price of Rs 48,399, with the 64GB version is at Rs 61,999 and the 128GB iPhone 6s is priced at Rs 70,999. The iPhone 6s Plus is being offered at Rs 66,255 for 16GB, Rs 71,999 for 64GB and Rs.84,924 for the 128GB version.
Flipkart, the market leader in India, is however, offering the iPhone 6s at a starting price of Rs 48,499 for the 16GB version, while the 64GB iPhone 6s is available on Flipkart at Rs 61,999. The high-end 128GB iPhone 6s is available for Rs 74,940 on the site. Even iPhone 6s Plus prices have come drastically on Flipkart. The 64GB iPhone 6s Plus is available at Rs 77,999, and the 128GB version is priced at Rs 85,999.
Flikpkart’s rival Amazon is not far behind offering the iPhone 6s at a starting price of Rs 49,999 for the 16GB version and Rs 64,999 for the 64GB version and Rs 71,999 for the 128GB version. The iPhone 6s Plus 16GB is priced at Rs 64,988, while the 64GB is priced at Rs 73,999. The iPhone 6s Plus with 128GB is still hovering around Rs 84,924 compared to the launch price of Rs 92,000.
Paytm, the new entrant and the digital wallet provider in India, is also offering the iPhone 6s from its site with Rs 10,000 cashback on all these version, bringing the fact upfront that overall, the reduction in iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus may witness 10,000 reduction from the launch price, which is still very high for Indian buyers. The Paytm is offering the iPhone 6s 16GB at Rs 50,688, the iPhone 6s with 64GB at Rs 61,150, while the iPhone 6s Plus in 16 GB version is priced Rs 63,490.