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Apple iPhone sales in India to drop this year: Reports

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.

First Published : Friday, September 30, 2016 - 16:55




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