Apple iPhone is a mobile phone based on iOS mobile software. The original iPhone was released in 2007. Subsequently, Apple unleashed iPhone 3G, 3GS, iPhone 4, 4S and iPhone 5 in following years. The iPhone is one of the first popular phones to include a capacitive touch screen, and the company focuses on improving its features in every upgrade. Apple has been using a 3.5-inch screen in iPhone since its inception and until 2012, when they released iPhone 5 with a 4 ” display. In US, Apple iPhone is selling under contract prices. The price starts at $199 for the latest handset. And in India, the price has always been above 30K, with the device tied to mobile networks like Airtel.
If you’re buying an iPhone in India make sure that it’s a factory unlocked model, which is not linked to a particular network. The price of different iPhone models (unlocked) in India in 2013 is given below.
Apple iPhone 4S price in India 2013:
iPhone 4S is the last generation smartphone from the company that has the identical design of iPhone 4. It ships with iOS 5.1 and has features like dual core A5 (one GHz dual-core) processor, 8MP camera (shoots HD videos at 1080p), inbuilt GSM/CDMA band compatibility, and re-engineered antenna for a superior reception. The USP of the iPhone 4S is the Siri (shown in last image) app, which is a virtual assistant which answers a wide variety of user queries with the help of the internet. With the release of iPhone 5 Apple reduced the prices of 4S in India- the lowest rates are is given below.
Model 16GB (32000), 32GB (36500), 64GB (38200) INR. You will get at least 3K reduction on this price if you get Turbo SIM unlocked iPhone 4S.
Apple iPhone 4 price in India 2013:
iPhone 4 comes with re-worked design that is sleek and stylish than 3GS and 3G. It’s a metal, glass combination that is strikingly beautiful and puts all other phones in shame. The 3.5-inch retina display (640 x 960 pixels), was introduced in iPhone 4, along with a 5MP camera (records 720p HD video), 1GHZ single-core processor, FaceTime video calling, iOS 4.0 (upgradable to 5.1) software, etc. The current pricing of this handset is shown below.
Model 8GB (new) 25000, 16GB (26900), 32GB (27300).
Apple iPhone 3GS price in India 2013:
The iPhone 3GS is the best upgrade Apple made to original iPhone launched in 2007. It comes with a 600 MHz processor, graphics chip and 3MP camera. Surprisingly, at WWDC in 2012, Apple announced that iPhone 3GS would also get upcoming iOS 6.0 update in a limited way. So if you really wish to own an original iPhone at the lowest price and experience the Apple App store, go for the 3GS. The latest price of iPhone 3GS in India is given below.
iPhone 3GS 8GB (14800), 16GB(17000), 32GB (20499).
Apple iPhone 5 updated price in 2013:
The 5th iteration of the iPhone saw numerous changes in the industrial design part. The iPhone 5 from the front side looks immediately similar to the iPhone 4 except for the noticeable increase in length. However, that might not be the case when you hold this product in hand. The extreme detailing Apple has done on the iPhone 5 is amazing. It’s 30% thinner, 20% lighter and beautiful than the previous iPhones. In iPhone 4S the front screen and back-side has a glass panel coating but in 5, the back side has an aluminum casing. The sides and edges of the device are cut and polished using a delicate process that includes diamonds. With the release of iPhone 5, Apple has replaced the old dock connector and ear phones with new lighting port and earpods.
They’ve also introduced a new SIM standard called Nano SIM which makes the phone SIM card slot is smaller than Micro SIM used in 4 and 4S. Nano SIM cutters are now available in the market that can convert normal SIM to the iPhone 5 standards. The other features of this handset includes 4G LTE connectivity (more countries supported), Apple A6 1.2 GhZ dual core processor, PowerVR triple-core graphics, improved 8 MP camera, 1.2 MP front-side FaceTime camera, new-generation dual band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, 1GB RAM and GPS.
iPhone 5 16GB (44500), iPhone 5 32GB (50500), iPhone 5 64GB (59000). ( all rates in INR)
Apple launched iPhone 5 in India in 2012 with the help of local logistic partners. Earlier, they had a tie-up with mobile carriers for iPhone releases, and it has changed now to direct and fast roll-out.
Prices as on January 2013.