In a phenomenal move, Apple has hacked off more than 20K off their prices for the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus in India. Following this move, the 128 GB version of the iPhone 6S which originally carried a price tag of INR 82,000 will now be available for INR 60,000 after a reduction of INR 22,000. The 6S Plus, the bigger variant of the iPhone 6S can now be bought for INR 70,000 after a similar price cut.
The price of the iPhone SE, Apple’s 4-inch release from earlier this year, will also be at the receiving end of a price cut, but to a far lesser degree. The smartphone that was earlier available at the price of INR 49,000 will now be up for grabs for INR 44,000.
While the reduction in price was expected as Apple is generally known to slash the prices of its previous-generation iPhones by about a hundred dollars in the face of a new launch, their recent price cut has taken India by surprise. Presumably, the reduction aims to attract users towards the flagship device before the release of the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in the country. The iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, which were officially revealed on September 7 at an event in San Francisco are expected to come to India on October 7, with the 32GB model of the iPhone 7 starting at INR 60,000. Many retailers have already started accepting pre-orders for the two phones.
The iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus were launched last year in October. Both phones feature 3D Touch and 2GB RAM, 12-megapixel iSight camera, and a 5-megapixel front camera. The aluminium bodied handsets come with a 64-bit A9 chipset that is 70% faster in comparison to the one seen in iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone SE, on the other hand, came to India earlier this year and sports a 4-inch LED-backlit IPS display with a pixel resolution of 640 x 1136. The iPhone SE comes in Silver, Gray, Gold, Rose Gold colour variants.