Nevertheless, it is uncertain if these customers will remain loyal to Apple given that they are under investigation for deliberately impairing the performance of older iPhone handsets. The Financial Times report suggests that "hundreds" of iPhone X units have been plagued by it. The top-end 256GB variant is up for grabs for Rs 1,00,798, which is now priced at Rs 1,08,930 with the revised post-budget prices.
"This measure will promote creation of more jobs in the country".
Though most people likely spend their days texting, messaging, and posting pictures to social media, phone calls are the cornerstone of a smartphone.
The mobile handset that was launched just three months ago and one of the latest offerings from the much coveted brand, costs Dollars 1,000 in the USA and in India the cost as steep as about Rs 88,000. Once turned on, the feature will allow you to answer the call on the other Apple device as long as the iPhone X and the other device share the same Apple ID and are on the same WiFi network. Additionally, Apple Watch models also seen an increase in the prices between 8-9%. On the other hand, the iPhone 8 Plus for the 64GB variant will be priced at Rs 77,560 while the 256GB variant will be priced at Rs 91,110.
Nearly all iPhone models are affected by the second price hike from Apple, with the average increase being 3%.
Apple iPhone 8 will now start at Rs 67,940 for the 64GB version in India up from the Rs 66,120.
Incidentally, Apple had bumped iPhone prices back in December as well when the government hiked the custom duty from 10% to 15%.
The iPhone 7 32GB had a price of Rs. 50,810 which has now gone up to Rs. 52,370.
"We're thrilled to report the biggest quarter in Apple's history, with broad-based growth that included the highest revenue ever from a new iPhone line-up", said Apple chief executive Tim Cook.