iPhone 4 Launches in India on Friday

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    As noted by The Wall Street Journal, the iPhone 4 is finally launching in India, with the device making its debut on carriers Bhati Airtel and Aircel this Friday.
    The two carriers have approximately 220 million customers between them, more than a quarter of India's total mobile phone subscriber base and obviously a significant new opportunity for Apple.

    Both Bhati Airtel and Aircel operate GSM networks, meaning that Apple is not yet deploying the CDMA iPhone 4 in India. Last fall, reports surfaced claiming that Apple was in talks to bring the iPhone to CDMA carriers Reliance and Tata in India, but apparently no agreement has yet been reached.

    Article Link: iPhone 4 Launches in India on Friday
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
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    Big money there!!
  3. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Almost the average yearly income for a citizen of India. I'd rather have reliable electricity.

    Although you can buy a brand new Tata Nano car for $3,100
  4. AQUADock macrumors 65816


    Mar 20, 2011
    India gets the iphone cheaper? Not fair, over here it costs $1200 for the 16GB.
  5. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Where is over here?
  6. iScott428 macrumors regular


    Feb 23, 2011
    Orlando, FL
    Yeah seriously, where are you located? That is ridiculous!!
  7. AQUADock macrumors 65816


    Mar 20, 2011
    Lebanon, and whats more ridiculous is the $1450 price tag for the 32GB. This is the exact reason why i dont have an iphone.
  8. 0815 macrumors 68000


    Jul 9, 2010
    here and there but not over there
    Impressive - there are still countries where the iPhone4 is not sold? Are there more countries on the list to get them 'soon'?

    Is that the official retail price at a carrier or is it some black market price? If retail, how long is the required contract for that price and what are the monthly charges for it?
  9. deepak.selvaraj macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2010
    Interesting Market in India

    There are people who own Bentleys and Rolls Royce. There are people who work their asses off for more than 20 hours a day to earn a day's meal.

    Proud to be an Indian :D
  10. Icaras macrumors 601


    Mar 18, 2008
    California, United States
    Apple is definitely milking the iPhone 4 as many ways as it can.
  11. AQUADock macrumors 65816


    Mar 20, 2011
    Thats the retail price, the 2 options are: pay that price as a pay as you go plan with no internet or data allowance or pay that price plus $35 a month if you want 500MB data limit on edge only and no free minutes or messages. Which is pathetic.
  12. ciTiger macrumors 6502a


    Jan 25, 2011
    Portugal (Porto)
    Better late than never I guess... The iPad 1 also took like 6 or 7 months to get to Portugal...
  13. Biscuit411 macrumors regular

    Sep 29, 2010
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    I'll sell you my 8 GB iPhone 3G running iOS 4.2 (which works fine) for $200 plus shipping!
  14. deepak.selvaraj macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2010
    Many countries dont have contract based system yet, which means Apple can only sell the factory unlocked models there. Factory unlocked iPhone costs $599 in the US, which with various taxes and import duties become twice the original cost when it reaches the buyer.
  15. radster360 macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2010
    Please go back and re-read the tarriff (as they say it there). $35 covers lot more than what we pay here in US. It does include minutes and SMS, though not unlimited.
  16. wannabelean macrumors 6502

    Mar 18, 2009
    Wrong. Apple does not sell unlocked phones in the U.S.
  17. johnydecali macrumors member


    May 16, 2011
    Walnut Creek, CA
    If that's the retail price of the iPhone, I'd hate to see the msrp for an iPad in India :eek:
  18. akbarali.ch macrumors 6502


    May 4, 2011
    Mumbai (India)
    Too Late, for whom

    Pretty much anyone who wanted and could afford an iphone4 has already bought it. Thanks to Heera Panna.
    Who are they selling now.
  19. kRobbin macrumors member


    Jan 6, 2011
    Boulder, CO
    Welcome to the party to all our Indian friends!
  20. ARSC macrumors 6502

    Jun 27, 2010
    i was in london last year and at the time of launch i got the phone 4.

    The people who wanted in india have bought it, releasing the phone right now does not make sense. :rolleyes:
  21. jmpnop macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2010
    The pricing is ridiculous, INR 34500 for an iPhone 4 16GB with 2-year contract. Thats $760 + contract! In comparison Samsung Galaxy S II sells for less than $600 unlocked. And also iPhone 4 is a year old...
  22. DevilInDisguise macrumors member

    Feb 13, 2008
    Id like to see the official sales figures as compared to the grey market sales, before and after the official launch..

    Also Id like to know the HELL why they've been launching the iPhone so late here in India!! Id really like answers from our networks on this..
  23. meechy macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2010
    Not the networks fault, get answers from Apple if you really want answers.

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