Exciting news for iPhone lovers and Apple fan boys in India – iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus is now available for pre-ordering in India. The iPhone 7 was launched last week in California and ever since iPhone lovers in India has been waiting for it’s India launch. Although couple of days late, it is finally here.
Currently the iPhone 7 costs about Rs. 60,000 in India and it’s expensive compared to how much it costs in the US. But I don’t think that is stopping fan boys from pre booking it. The bad news is that Apple hasn’t officially started its pre-booking offers yet. However, smart retailers who wants to take advantage of the “iPhone frenzy” has already launched offers making it easy for anyone to preorder and iPhone 7 from as low as Rs.5,000.
Where to pre-order the iPhone 7 in India?
If a TOI report is to be believed, most iWorld stores have started taking orders of the iPhone 7 in India. iWorld is a premium reseller in India, and they’re very popular. Anyone interested in ordering the iPhone 7 can book it on their website here. You can simply select the model that you want, and choose one of their store location, where from you can go directly book by paying the money. Currently available store locations are, Ansal Plaza, Kamla Nagar, DLF Promenade Vasant Kunj, Ambience Vasant Kunj, Ambience Mall Gurgaon, Galleria Market Gurgaon, MBD Mall Ludhiana, Pavilion Mall Ludhiana and eWorld Nehru Place in Delhi.
When will the iPhone 7 be available in India?
If various news reports are to be believed, the iPhone 7 will be available in India from October 7th, 2016. (Source). The report suggests that various retailers and stores have unofficially said that they will be opening prebookings for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus in October.
How much does the iPhone 7 cost in India?
If you’re looking to buy the iPhone 7 in India, prepare to shell out some serious money. Here are the iPhone 7 prices (specifically for India).
iPhone 7 will be available for purchase in India at a starting price of Rs. 60,000 for the new 32 GB model. There’s no official word on the price of other variants (iPhone 7 plus) but there are unofficial rates available.
Update: Here are the updated prices for iPhone 7 in India.
> iPhone 7 Plus 32GB – Rs 72,000
> iPhone 7 Plus 128GB – Rs 82,000
> iPhone 7 Plus 256GB – Rs 92,000
> iPhone 7 32GB – Rs 60,000
> iPhone 7 128GB – Rs 70,000
> iPhone 7 256GB – Rs 80,000
Here is a more visual representation to make it easier for you to compare prices between different iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus models.
The iPhone 6s Plus 32GB version costs Rs 60,000 and the iPhone 6s 32GB costs Rs 50,000.
The iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus 128GB are priced at Rs 60,000 and Rs 70,000 respectively.
As for the iPhone SE, the 16GB version costs Rs 39,000, while the 64GB version costs Rs 44,000.
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus comes in multiple versions this time. There’s a 32GB, 128GB and 256GB, there are more colour options this time with Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, Black and Jet Black. Of these, the Jet Black colour variant comes only in 128GB and 256GB variants and is the most sought after. (I hear they’re also sold out on pre-orders.)
Should you buy the iPhone 7?
Well, if you ask me my take is that, it really depends on what you want. If you are the kind who wants the best in tech, then no questions asked, go for it. But if you are budget conscious, then no, there are other better, cheaper options available. I have ordered my iPhone 7 plus which will get to me in November though.
iPhone is great value for money though. A lot of people argue that the features in iPhone 7 is already on many other smartphone brands. But that is the case with any piece of technology. A Mercedez Benz car has the same wheels as a Maruti 800, but the refinement and thought process behind designing a sophisticated safety feature goes a long way and makes a product stand out. Also, I think the fact that Apple is able to put together the finest piece of technology into one device in a thoughtful way is what makes it stand out as a magical product.
I think the iPhone 7 is an amazing piece of technology that puts a lot of features together and packs them in a really concise way. You can argue that the features have long been on other smartphone devices, but that is a weak one. Perhaps the Rs. 92,000 tag is hefty, I agree. Hopefully, it’ll come down to a reasonable number one day.
So, are you going to buy the iPhone 7?