Apple has reportedly reduced the price of its best selling smartphone, the iPhone 5S, by almost 50 per cent in India.
“iPhone 5s prices now starts at Rs 24,999, down from Rs 44,500 in September. This makes Indian price of iPhone 5s one of the lowest globally,” Times of India reported.
The move came just after less than three months of the launch of iPhone 6S and 6S Plus in India. Reportedly, the sales of iPhone 6S and 6S Plus has slumped recently which prompted Apple to slash prices of iPhone 5S to revive its growth in India which has always been considered as a price-sensitive market.
Incidentally, iPhone 5S is available for much less than Rs 24,999. Now the 16 GB model of the phone is available as low as Rs 20,998. The 32 GB is available for about Rs 31,000 while its 64 GB costs more than Rs 50,000.
The iPhone 5S was introduced back in September 2013. It comes with a 4 inch display with 1136×64 pixels resolution. This iOS 7 based smartphone has the A7 chip that comprises a 64 bit processor. It offers an 8 megapixel rear camera and a 1.2 megapixel front camera. Armed with fingerprint sensor, the Apple iPhone 5S also comes with three axis gyro sensor, proximity sensor, accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and even digital compass. The display has Corning Gorilla Glass coating as well.
Besides, it has WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, micro USB 2.0, and GPS with A-GPS. It has a 1440 mAh Li-Ion battery that is said to provide 10 hours of talktime on 2G and 9 hours of talktime on 3G network.