Apple 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. They will be up for pre-order on September 12.
Both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus would be available in stores on September in USA. They will be launched in India on October 17 and pricing for it has not been revealed yet. iPhones have always been priced considerably higher in India compared to the unlocked version’s price in USA. If you get an iPhone from USA to India, you won’t get after sales service support. Also, there is another reason why you should resist the temptation to buy the iPhone 6 from USA.
The iPhone 6 unlocked version has been priced at $649 (approximately Rs 39,500) for the 16 GB variant, $749 (Rs 45,500) for iPhone 6 64 GB and $849 (Rs 51,700) for the 128 GB model. These prices are without taxes and the final amount would be around 10% more. These prices are very tempting considering official Indian price would be around Rs 10,000 more than US price.
However, the unlocked iPhone 6 sold in the US doesn’t have support for TD-LTE Band 40, which is used by some carriers in India. Also, some Indian carriers are looking at the 2100 MHz and utilize FD-LTE which is used in USA and most of Europe, but there is no word on the launch date.
We would suggest you to look at getting an iPhone 6 from Hong Kong if you want to get an iPhone from abroad. The unlocked version of iPhone 6 is priced at HKD 5,588 (Rs 43,990) for 16 GB version, HKD 6,388 (Rs 50,200) for 64 GB version and HKD 7,188 (Rs 56,450) for the 128 GB variant. These prices are inclusive of taxes. The unlocked iPhone 6 sold in Hong Kong however supports TD-LTE in Band 40, which means they will support India’s current 4G networks.
We would however always recommend you to wait for the official launch of iPhone 6 in India, which is scheduled for October 17. They will be priced little higher than Hong Kong but you will also get after sales service warranty, and it is worth it.
Via: BGR India