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Old 15-01-14   #1
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Apple to Sell iPhone 4 in India for Rs 15,000/-




The iPhone 4 launch at Apple WWDC June 2010

Apple is set to relaunch the 8GB version of the iPhone 4 in the Indian market at around 15,000 through buyback and EMI schemes the times of India has reported. This is a significant cut in price when compared with its old retail price of Rs 26,500.

Apple had stopped production of the iPhone 4 in Aug-Sep of 2013. The iPhone 4 was launched in 2010 and succeeded by the 4S in 2011, the 5 in 2012, and the 5c and 5s last year. The latest model the iPhone 5s, sells at around Rs 53,500 these days. Since Apple stopped production of the iPhone 4 last year itself, the company is likely to source unsold stock of the model from around the globe for the Indian market. In any case sales of the iPhone 4 had virtually stopped in the developed markets and they had no more use for them.

Apple has been struggling to maintain a foothold in the Indian market which has largely become an Android nation. Apple's market share in the Indian smartphone market peaked to more than 4% in October-December 2012 and January-March 2013 before dwindling to 1.4% in October 2013, according to CMR data. Samsung's share, in contrast, rose to 42% from 33% in the same period.

The iPhone 4 was fabulous technology in 2010 but the smartphone world has changed a lot since then. You can get much better hardware on Android or even Windows Phones for the same price. Even on the software front the iPhone 4 lags behind competition. It cannot run iOS7 easily with long application loading times, animation lag, as well as stuttering while changing the orientation.

While the iPhone 4 for Rs 15k would be a good deal for someone who wanted to buy an iPhone for the brand value, it may not be the best technology your money can buy.
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Re: Apple to Sell iPhone 4 in India for Rs 15,000/-

iphone 4 is still a good phone, minus ios7 ... for normal applications its still a good choice ... 15k (if its final price) is a good price for such an old device, i think i might buy one and gift to my father who need a simple robust phone ... minus all the tech jargon which he might not get used to in android ...
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Re: Apple to Sell iPhone 4 in India for Rs 15,000/-

I LOVE this offer !!!
Does anybody know why, first coz this will reduce the artificial inflated price of second hand phones and also coz then the so called elite or higher end users would not be so happy seeing this in multitude of hands.. !

I am happy !! even though this is just dumping of old and UNSOLD stock on Indian buyers. !
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While the iPhone 4 for Rs 15k would be a good deal for someone who wanted to buy an iPhone for the brand value, it may not be the best technology your money can buy.
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Re: Apple to Sell iPhone 4 in India for Rs 15,000/-

For the build quality? Yes! For the specs? Nope.

IMO this only suits to those who don't want anything radical from their phones. Just basic needs, like music listening (though 8GB is too less for my music library atleast; the output quality is fantastic though), surfing the web, doing some social networking, get a taste of iOS, and also get the bragging rights at the same time!
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Re: Apple to Sell iPhone 4 in India for Rs 15,000/-

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iphone 4 is still a good phone, minus ios7 ... for normal applications its still a good choice ... 15k (if its final price) is a good price for such an old device, i think i might buy one and gift to my father who need a simple robust phone ... minus all the tech jargon which he might not get used to in android ...
It will be 15k via buyback and EMI schemes. Apple is still reluctant to reduce the price without any strings.

Sad really...
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Re: Apple to Sell iPhone 4 in India for Rs 15,000/-

Either this or nokia 525, both are robust .. good handy phones ... but ios might be simple and easy to understand ... didint have a wp phone previously but using my ipod touch for a long time so hoping that he can pick it up quick ... and a big yes for the bragging rights that he got an iphone (who cares abt the version) ... and am too happy abt my k900
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Re: Apple to Sell iPhone 4 in India for Rs 15,000/-

Any purchase source or exact dates when this scheme will be applicable...?
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Re: Apple to Sell iPhone 4 in India for Rs 15,000/-

Originally Posted by mohitgamer View Post
Any purchase source or exact dates when this scheme will be applicable...?
Should be soon it seems..
Another senior executive with a leading cellphone retail chain said Apple's two distributors, Redington and Ingram Micro, have sounded the trade out about a big relaunch of the iPhone4 8GB model as early as next week so that the company can take advantage of a Republic Day sales bump. "However, inventory is yet to enter the stores," the executive said.
Apple to relaunch iPhone 4 in India - The Times of India
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I am happy !! even though this is just dumping of old and UNSOLD stock on Indian buyers. !
This is why i don't like it and it weighs way than the previous points. But that's just IMHO
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Re: Apple to Sell iPhone 4 in India for Rs 15,000/-

Best phone for Dads .. At this moment .
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Re: Apple to Sell iPhone 4 in India for Rs 15,000/-

Apple can go F**k themselves.

Apple iPhone 4 8GB reintroduced in India at Rs 22,900
Apple selling iPhone 4 for Rs 23,000 in India is daylight robbery - Tech2
Apple iPhone 4 8GB to relaunch at Rs 22,000: Report - The Times of India
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Re: Apple to Sell iPhone 4 in India for Rs 15,000/-

What a bargain. I am thinking of getting them for my whole family.
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Re: Apple to Sell iPhone 4 in India for Rs 15,000/-

the Rs 15,000 price tag was never possible and Apple wouldn’t sell phones that cheap.
the price would be Rs 22,900.
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Re: Apple to Sell iPhone 4 in India for Rs 15,000/-

If at this price it is gonna be a hit then surely it's a moment of sadness. India would be officially A dumping ground of old stock at exhorbitant prices
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