Apple today announced the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus at the mega event which also saw the launch of the first smartwatch from Apple, the Apple Watch. Both the device will come with iOS 8 pre-installed. Previous models will get the upgrade starting September 17.
Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will go on sale in USA on September 19 and the company mentioned that they will also be available in 115 countries by the end of this year.
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be launching on September 26 in India, just after one week of the US launch. The launch date has been mentioned on Apple India’s dedicated website. Considering, Apple takes a while to release their new products in India, this is fantastic news for people who are looking to purchase the latest iPhones. Early adopters of iPhones always had to pay a premium as Apple delayed their launch in India by atleast a month which won’t be the case anymore. This move shows Apple has been doing very well in India with iPhone sales and will be taking the Indian market very seriously.
UPDATE: Now, Apple India website has changed the launch date of new iPhones in India to October 17. We do not know about why it has been rolled back. It is possible there was a mistake at the first place itself. Apple fanatics looking to get their hands on the new iPhones in India would be little disappointed.
The iPhones will be available from carriers like Reliance, Bharti Airtel and Aircel in India as well as their own retail stores. It would also be available on big e-commerce shopping sites like Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal. They might also offer some freebies or discount (we are just guessing).
There has been no word on the Indian pricing yet but the iPhone 6 should be priced around Rs 50,000 for the 16 GB variant and the iPhone 6 Plus should be close to Rs 57,000 for the same storage capacity.
The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 features a 1334×750 display at 326 pixels-per-inch while the iPhone 6 Plus features a 1920×1080 display at 401 PPI. The iPhone 6 is said to have more than 1 million pixels, while the iPhone 6 Plus is said to have 2 million pixels. Both the device is said to have ‘Retina HD display’. To know more, read our coverage on them here.