Yet again this year Apple failed to launch the iPhone 7 in the first round of launch in India and will launching the device on October 7.
Apple struggled a lot to sell its iPhones last year and its fortune may not reverse this year either, as per reports.
As per latest data of GFK, Apple's share by value stands at 6.3 percentage which is even less than Oppo and slightly above Lyf mobiles. Last year, Apple also struggled to sell its iPhones in India as Chinese and other device makers continued to bring smartphones with better features at much less price.
However, Apple just recently slashed the prices of its older iPhones significantly. And with Samsung Galaxy Note 7 still not in the picture following a global rollback, Apple iPhone 7's future looked bright. Also, Apple's iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have been getting good reviews since their launch internationally. So all this might marginally benefit Apple in India but in a country where budget and affordable phones rules the roost, Apple still a brand of few.
As per Business Standard, things doesn't look good for the company despite its association with Flipkart and Amazon to sell its latest flagships, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
Nevertheless, Apple iPhone 7 will start at Rs 60,000 for 32GB, Rs 70,000 for 128GB and Rs 80,000 for Rs 256GB. One the other hand, the iPhone 7 Plus will come at a price of Rs 72,00 for 32GB, Rs 82,000 for 128GB and Rs 92,000 for 256GB.
And if you are on a budget, you can get the iPhone 5S for as low as Rs 20,990 which might go down a bit during festive season as well.
Apple had introduced its new wireless AirPods at the time of iPhone launch and was supposed to start its shipping in the month of October.
As of now, the individual subscription plan for Apple Music in India is Rs 120 per month but with the Student Subscription Plan, one can avail it at Rs 60 per month.
Interestingly, Apple already stocked up the variant without the Touch Bar earlier this month.
For this, Apple has reportedly teamed up with LG who has been the exclusive supplier for dual-cameras for the iPhone 7 Plus.
The hardware malfunction in iPhone 6 Plus is called "touch disease".
Tim Cook recently claimed that the company will continue to invest a lot of time, money and efforts.
This repair program is global and the repair is restricted to the place of purchase.
A woman was watching movies on her iPhone 7 while it was plugged into the charger. She dozed off, only to wake up with a severe burn in the morning.
In other news, an analyst has confirmed that Apple will not continue the iPhone SE line up.
In an interview post the Macbook launch, Schiller fielded some of the criticism around the latest version.