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iPhone 4 officially relaunched in India for almost $375

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iPhone 4 officially relaunched in India for almost $375
Last week, we heard that Apple might be planning to relaunch the iPhone 4 in India. The idea was that Apple had been losing market share in the country because it had been pricing itself out of competition with the iPhone 5s and 5c, which were deemed too expensive for the country. Unfortunately, it looks like Apple wants to continue pricing itself out of competition, because it has relaunched the iPhone 4 at Rs 22,900 (~$375).

Oh, and to be clear, this is the 8GB iPhone 4 that we're talking about. The same phone that was released about three and a half years ago, and there is a chance that these could literally be the same phones from 2010 given Apple's notoriously small stock-on-hand supplies. The rumors last week had guessed that the relaunched iPhone 4 would sell for somewhere around Rs 15,000 (~$250), and India Times is calling the price "almost robbery".

For comparison, the iPhone 5s is selling for Rs 53,500 (~$865) and the iPhone 5c is selling for Rs 41,900 (~$680). If you were to look at it in those terms, and you slot in the iPhone 4S in the ~Rs 31,000 (~$500) tier, the iPhone 4 price probably makes sense to Apple execs. Still, it's hard to imagine users finding it to be a good deal, especially with the Moto G launching in two weeks (February 5th), and likely at a lower price than the iPhone 4.

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posted on 22 Jan 2014, 10:20 22

1. MojoDojo (Posts: 82; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Apple is crazy

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 12:39 12

28. Finalflash (Posts: 1424; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


They're just making sure that they maintain their inflated pricing even in the second hand market. Unfortunately, that sort of scam usually only works in the US where mathematics or economics is not really the strong suit of the majority of citizens. It is probably not going to work in India where people do not have more money than sense.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 13:35 2

32. akki20892 (Posts: 3237; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


They are not crazy, they are still going to sell iPhone 4 because in India iPhone is hot and that's true.

Left stock of iPhone 4 going in India my friend. Apple is crazy for sure.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 14:18 3

33. apple4never (Posts: 917; Member since: 08 May 2013)


like who the hell would get this over a nexus 5 or 4 ????

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 15:40

38. nokia12 (Posts: 262; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


well guys here in India situation with apple is very different... the thing is apple releases latest iPhone for 900$.
so only rich people can buy iPhones..
so apple is associated with luxury brand here.. you can have a apple iPhone 4 or Samsung galaxy s4
iPhone is considered much more premium here than galaxy s4 and stuff.. people gaze and stare if a person caries iPhone.. no one looks at Samsung,Sony,Nokia so apple has established itself as social status symbol here.. hence people buy because they want to show off their social status value .. it has been selling very good at that price for very long... there is huge demand... people here don't buy apps ,play games or multitask .. all they do is call,sms,facebook,whatsapp. yes i know it sucks but that's the reality what can be done

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 15:49

39. nokia12 (Posts: 262; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


ohh 1 more thing that well guys here in India situation with apple is very different... the thing is apple releases latest iPhone for 900$.
so only rich people can buy iPhones..
so apple is associated with luxury brand here.. you can have a apple iPhone 4 or Samsung galaxy s4
iPhone is considered much more premium here than galaxy s4 and stuff.. people gaze and stare if a person caries iPhone.. no one looks at Samsung,Sony,Nokia so apple has established itself as social status symbol here.. hence people buy because they want to show off their social status value .. it has been selling very good at that price for very long... there is huge demand... people here don't buy apps ,play games or multitask .. all they do is call,sms,facebook,whatsapp. yes i know it sucks but that's the reality what can be done 900$ might not sound Like a huge deal in America but our average pay is terrible here.. 900$ is equivalent to 2 months salary for most college graduates working people here...

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 18:10 1

42. joey_sfb (Posts: 2514; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


What you are saying is India is prime to be exploited by Apple?

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 20:41

48. jcdz89 (Posts: 62; Member since: 01 Mar 2013)


Same money Indians can buy nexus 5 .. its like 2015 iphone

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 10:20 19

2. aditya.k (Posts: 455; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


I read somewhere and its true that this sh*t is daylight robbery!

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 18:44

43. akki20892 (Posts: 3237; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


lolololololololololololol

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 10:21 2

3. mayur007 (Posts: 356; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


lol

http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/oh_yeah_obama.gif

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 10:23 5

4. CannabisHighway (Posts: 13; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)


I wonder how much my used iPhone 4 would sell for? It's just sitting some where collecting dust. :) I'd let it go for cheap. :p

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 10:23 20

5. mr.techdude (Posts: 535; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Wtf!!!! My gsm HTC one x costs $380 outright. What makes this phone still special, oh yeh it's got an apple logo on it.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 11:10 10

16. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 626; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Desperate apple...
A pathetic money making move...

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 14:56

37. good2great (Posts: 1039; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


lol at desperate how do you idiots get thumbed up???!!

this company has $400,000,000,000. how is that desperate?

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 17:35 1

41. darkkjedii (Posts: 10080; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Desperate kabhijeet.16
A pathetic green thumb getting move.

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 01:14

55. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 626; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Look at this iFAN jumping to defend Apple even though it is Apple's most pathetic money-making move...
Butt hurt are you????
Relax.. Think rational/Logical..

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 19:29 1

44. PBXtech (Posts: 966; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


Apple almost ceased to exist due to MS, they haven't forgotten that and do everything they can so it won't happen again. As for their total worth, a huge chunk of that is tied up in stock value, which can fluctuate at any given moment.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 20:22

47. darkkjedii (Posts: 10080; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Awww hush

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 08:52 1

51. Zeeya (Posts: 162; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


400 what? are u an f*ing idiot?

apple has about 150 billion in cash and probabably some billion in real estate..

don't write sh*t.. !!

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 23:07

53. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 626; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


See this iFAN getting irritated on knowing Truth..
So Apple has billions of dollors. Does that mean they carry it in their pockets? Does that mean they dont want to earn more? The billions of dollors you are talking about is the market evaluation of the comapany which includes Fixed assets, shares, cash reserve & surplus, Share Capital, Trade Payables, Inventories, Loans and Advances etc.
Nokia also had billions of dollors. Still got bankrupted. So dont give huge comapany with so much $$dollors..
As far as this move to launch 4 year old device at a hefty price price, it is plain stupidity or move to earn more..
At this point, Lumia 520($130 in India) beats iPhone4 ($370)...
What do you call it?? A move to staisfy customers with overpriced 4 year old device..???

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 01:05

54. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 626; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


BTW..Sorry for spelling mistakes in my comment.. Cheers

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 10:25 6

6. esperanza (Posts: 42; Member since: 23 Mar 2013)


wow jaw dropping Totally ripoff....

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 10:28 9

7. medwar07 (Posts: 20; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Yes a total ripoff, even a nexus 5 from Google would present more value for the same price.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 11:22 10

19. AfterShock (Posts: 2073; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Nexus smokes that on all levels.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 10:30 2

8. hurrycanger (Posts: 762; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


A perfect match for the iPad 2.
They are at about the same price, too. xD

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 10:31 12

9. maddy996 (Posts: 17; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


very well done apple u think Indians don't have brain nobody gonna buy this

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 10:39 9

10. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2197; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Apple U SUCK

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 10:47

11. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1106; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Fooling with Indians. Still a good move from them.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 10:54 12

12. PAPINYC (Posts: 2177; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


What an iScam!! The Indian people have already been through enough; their culture has suffered for centuries over the inhumanities of mankind and, now, the iNhumAniTy of Apple.
When will the suffering end??!

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 12:08

23. hurrycanger (Posts: 762; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Introducing the new revolutionary i-Nhumanity

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 10:56 2

13. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)


Up next on the Apple agenda is to bring back the OG iphone so the people of Somalia can have iphones..

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 11:00

14. AfterShock (Posts: 2073; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Old junk, not worth the box it comes in for a premium price yet.
Apple is all about screwing people over.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 11:05 9

15. MojoDojo (Posts: 82; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


I showed my brother a new rumor regarding a phone that would have 3 gb of RAM. (He's an Apple freak).

He said: Why would I need so much RAM in a phone? Really unnecessary!

I replied: I totally agree with you BUT to see a company put that kind of specs as 3GB RAM, full HD screens, good cameras, faster processors in their phones have to cost much more than an Iphone 5s costs to produce. Yet your Iphone 5s is much more expensive than this phone "X". How can you support such a company??

Do you guys see the problem?

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 11:19 4

17. E.S.1 (Posts: 289; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


There is only two ways Apple can make money:
1. Selling old worthless overpriced phones nobody else would want even if they were free
2. Lawsuits
Now that's innovation

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 20:15

46. Teja171 (unregistered)


Somewhat true

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 11:20 2

18. taz89 (Posts: 2008; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Lol 375 dollars, total bs pricing as usual. Couldn't even have the decency to offer the 4s at that price and oh yeah its a 8gb model lol this is an absolute joke but what can you expect from Apple who still sell the ipad 2 for 400 dollars.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 11:35

20. RohanM (Posts: 119; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)


Apple was stupid, is stupid & will be stupid forever...

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 11:38

21. kindlefireowner (Posts: 329; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Last I checked, Apple is in the phone business to make money. Nobody is making those people buy a outdated iPhone 4. Fandroids seem to think this is a charity. Apple does not owe them an affordable smartphone.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 11:54 4

22. PBXtech (Posts: 966; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


So you think $375 isn't too expensive for a phone that old and with the low end RAM?

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 12:15 3

24. AfterShock (Posts: 2073; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Easy now, he's deep in distortion field territory.
I heard sudden removal can be life threatening.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 12:24

27. greathero1 (Posts: 458; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)


Actually his comment made more sense than yours. Companies put out products and consumers get to vote with their wallet. Easy enough no?

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 12:48 2

30. AfterShock (Posts: 2073; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


No fandroid as he said, ever said it expected charitable sales from apple.
However, at that price point, it's ludicrous not to see a blatant rip off.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 12:23

26. greathero1 (Posts: 458; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)


It's totally too expensive to me but if somebody else can find the value in that (lol), let them. This is not robbery by any means as some would like to say. People have the CHOICE to vote with their wallets. That's how the market works last time I checked.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 12:43

29. PBXtech (Posts: 966; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


I asked a valid question, nothing more.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 12:19

25. plary122 (Posts: 23; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


The funny thing is that you can get an Nexus 5 for less money in the US.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 12:48

31. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7317; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I like how the article is about India yet you mention the US as if it's totally relevant.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 14:46

34. Avenger827 (Posts: 46; Member since: 19 Jan 2014)


Apple needs to be smacked in the head...

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 14:46

35. Avenger827 (Posts: 46; Member since: 19 Jan 2014)


Apple needs to be smacked in the head...

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 14:47

36. Avenger827 (Posts: 46; Member since: 19 Jan 2014)


Oops, lol sorry, double posted by mistake,

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 17:29 2

40. darkkjedii (Posts: 10080; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


C'mon apple $375, really? These things are like $170 on Craigslist.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 20:15 1

45. Teja171 (unregistered)


Good thing that they did not launch the iphone 3G'S

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 02:09

49. grbrao (Posts: 8; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Rs15,000 would have been a better price. 20k is way too much for a three year old... apple got to rethink about the price...

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 02:18

50. DimitriTech (Posts: 22; Member since: 04 Nov 2013)


apple is just a waste of money.. people here in california think they're sooooo cool. Then i bring out my nexus 5 and everyone flips their marbles and realizes they've made a huge mistake.. and then it sucks for them because they're also on a contract while im contractless.

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 09:27

52. kindlefireowner (Posts: 329; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Wow. I love the Nexus 5, But if people think you're cool because you have a Nexus 5, then you need to leave the sandbox.

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