iPhone 4 officially relaunched in India for almost $375

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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  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1420 mAh(7.00h 3G talk time)

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55 Comments

1. MojoDojo

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Apple is crazy

28. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 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.

32. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 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.

33. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

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

38. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 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

39. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 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...

42. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

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

48. jcdz89

Posts: 78; Member since: Mar 01, 2013

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

2. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

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

43. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

lolololololololololololol

3. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

4. CannabisHighway

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 07, 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

5. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 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.

16. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 884; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

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

37. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

lol at desperate how do you idiots get thumbed up???!! this company has $400,000,000,000. how is that desperate?

41. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Desperate kabhijeet.16 A pathetic green thumb getting move.

55. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 884; Member since: Dec 05, 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..

44. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 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.

47. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Awww hush

51. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 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.. !!

53. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 884; Member since: Dec 05, 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..???

54. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 884; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

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

6. esperanza

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

wow jaw dropping Totally ripoff....

7. medwar07

Posts: 44; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

19. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Nexus smokes that on all levels.

8. hurrycanger

Posts: 1759; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

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

9. maddy996

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

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

10. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Apple U SUCK

11. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Fooling with Indians. Still a good move from them.

12. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 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??!

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