Report: faced with a $955 starting price, Indian customers are not rushing to get the iPhone 6s

According to a new report, the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have been met with a mild reception in India...
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80. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

That's how you make money, gonna be funnier if they keep these exorbitant prices when India starts producing iPhones lol

24. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Kind of similar to Samsung now charging iPhone prices on their latest flagships (and sales of such being a good bit underwhelming).

30. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

the Note5's 64GB version is cheaper that the iPhone 6s' 64GB version, let alone 128GB.

31. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What?The Galaxy S from the first time I recall buying one on Verizon was always $599. That price hasnt changed even with its recent hardware/feature sets. The S6 Edge models however is another story. The Note has always started at $699 on Verizon since the Note 2. Considering what the Note can do, I think it should start at 599 while the S should be 499. However, considering its costs nearly $300 for Samsung to make the phone with off the shelf costs on parts, then $600 is reasonable fair. But for a $250 phone to costs $1000 at any retail in whatever country os outrageous. Even buying phones through our company for our Project Managers, we would never pay that and we are worth about $9M per year.

47. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Samsung gives you the bleeding edge technology though. You can't compare their expenses with Apples, they are way way higher.

26. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Idian people respect their hard-earned mone, not like a lot of Westerners who got brainwashed by consumptionism.

32. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Because us people in the west are the only people with money? We can't help that other countries have more crooked of a government than we do.

41. engineer-1701d unregistered

no they are just cheap like i have to deal with them skimping on paying me for my work, or you see them inline no no no no sir can you change that price and make it lower, bobbling head at the same time. am like for gods sake ill pay for it just move already.

82. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Lol someone has daily problems with Indians in America, although I'll give this to you, at least the ones at my school probably don't know what a shower is, but it's not all of them, I guess these guys practice no soap a day for a month? Who knows. Or where your category of being too cheap to buy soap falls? Idk I guess that's up in the air. Either way don't generalise a whole ethnic group because of some individuals.

27. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Because Apple craves to keep on breaking profit records. and it's some crazy thing to see people still buying.

35. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Maybe, but how many people you think are going to buy a phone for $1000? Also, I dont know how phone are purchased outside the USA. From what I have seen most are not subsidize or require a hefty down-payment. In my wife's country, in order to get a phone upfront, you have to pay all of it upfront if you want it post-pay. (Philippines) if you have an iPhone or Galaxy S/Note, you are considered rich as 90% of the country can't afford those.

33. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I think Canadians are finally wising up at $899 for the 16gb Iphone 6s too. Don't get me wrong, the Apple stores are still more packed than they should be and Canada is a strong market for them. But the price increases every single year are finally biting them. It went from a $549 Iphone 4s to the an $899 Iphone 6s. That's ridiculous and I am proud to be Canadian for once in my life that my nation is finally wising the F up.

36. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

But aren't these costs based on the US Dollar vs local currency? Is the Indian Rupee (Zelda) worth that much over a US Dollar?

38. Knight_Sanjeev

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 19, 2015

The Indian Rupee is about 65 to 1 dollar, plus there are some import taxes, however that still doesnt justify a almost $400 increase in price, especially since they are importing the phones from China, which is next door to India.

66. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Then India should ban goods where 90% of the population can't even afford them.

73. Knight_Sanjeev

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 19, 2015

Haha...The govt doesnt care. in fact the iphone 5 wasnt even launched in India for about 9 months after its US launch. But off late, Apple realised that there is a wealthy 10% in india who were importing iphones from US or other countries, Thats when they realised they can milk this opportunity and started launching the newwer models at exobirant prices within a month of its US launch. You might have even heard Tim Cook mention India and China as the biggest growing markets in his Keynote. And for the most part they sell like hot cakes.

48. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Nope. They raised it even when the dollar was strong. I think it was super strong around the 4s to the 5 and they still added 100 on top.

37. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

Ooooooh

46. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

The Asian sheep will still buy it.lol

52. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

128 gig iphone 6s plus is 1600 AUD in Australia. Pretty damn expensive too.

54. jessyi

Posts: 325; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Thats price is insane..16GB now shouldnt even be on the market of flagship phones..i certainly wait for the LG v10.Overall better but far less expesive for sure.

55. rdarena

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 19, 2015

Last year was 55000 units sold and this year a third of 165000 units (which is 55000). Hmmm, is that a coincidence or that's how many registered isheep in India ?

62. Supersonic

Posts: 226; Member since: May 15, 2015

Anyway, Apple does not even rank in top ten best selling brands in India.
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