Apple very recently unveiled its latest flagship devices iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus at an event in San Francisco. As expected, the launch event lent fire to various catridges like the one we’re addressing right now. As soon as the devices were iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were officially announced, rumours began that Apple was pulling out older devices including the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus out of the Indian market to make space for the upcoming flagship.
All of these rumours and speculations started when Apple removed the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus models from its official Indian website. This led to the conclusion that Apple was discontinuing these products in India. This came as a surprise to me considering the fact that iPhone 5s and iPhone 6 were still doing good in terms of sale. iPhone 5s even contributed to almost half of the sales of the Cupertino giant during the Q1 in India.
However, Apple has denied all such rumours of discontinuing the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus in India. Although the devices have been removed from the official website, they will continue to be sold in the various retail stores.
This would mean that the Indian users will soon have eight Apple iPhones at their disposal to choose one from. They will be iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 5s.
Another good news comes in the form that Apple is discontinuing the meagre 16GB varinat of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus which will now come in 32GB and 128GB variants. However, the iPhone SE will continued to be sold in 16GB and 64GB storage variants.
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will come in three storage options: 32GB, 128GB and 256GB. While the iPhone 7 pricing starts at $649, the iPhone 7 Plus will go on sale at a base price of $769. The devices have gone on pre-order in US, UK and Europe today. The iPhone 7 will be made available in India starting 7 October and the expected Indian pricing of the iPhone 7 (32GB) is Rs 60,000.
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