Apple’s iPhone release cycle is always one of the biggest tech events of the year, and 2016 looks set to see two new handsets – starting with the iPhone SE today and the new flagship, the iPhone 7.
Although the company said that only debit and credit cards would be accepted, people were buying phones for cash too. There were people coming out holding multiple phones instead of just one. But at around 5.20 pm, there was an announcement that the credit card machines are not working.
The iPhone 5c, which has replaced the iPhone 5 is now available at Rs 41,900, which is Rs 4,000 less than the iPhone 5 price for the 16GB variant. And as expected, there weren't many takers for the iPhone 5c. In fact, most of them said they were present at the event only to buy the iPhone 5s Gold.
Although only those with invites were able to buy the new iPhones today, they will be available to the general public from tomorrow onwards. Apple resellers say pre-booking started two weeks ago.
For iNvent, an Apple authorised reseller, pre-booking for the iPhone 5s was already in the access of 300 units. However, other resellers such as FutureWorld and iWorld will be selling the smartphone on first-come basis. But in Delhi, a city full of "very important persons" there is bound to be a deluge of applications. Therefore, reservations are off the chart and chances of a walk-in buying the iPhone 5s are rather bleak. "The iPhone 5S is being sold to only those who have big contacts. For the general public, the gold variant is sold out," said local resident Arvind Goyal, iPhone buyer.
For such customers, Reliance Communication has a bundling offer. Consumers will have to pay a specific amount per month for two years, which will include the iPhone cost and the monthly usage cost. These will be unlocked units and will work with any other carrier as well.
For those who say the iPhone craze in India has died, proof is in the pudding.
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