Great news for iPhone lover across country - Apple iPhone 3G will be available in India from 22nd August, 2008.
As I mentioned in my previous blog post on Apple iPhone 3G Vodafone along with Bharti Airtel are going to sell Apple iPhone in India through their stores. When Vodafone & Bharti Airtel has announced the date of launch i.e 22nd August, 2008 and that time they kept the Price for iPhone secret and un-disclosed.
Today, I received the email regarding availability of Apple iPhone from Vodafone, since I have booked the Apple iPhone 3G from Vodafone and Airtel both online.
So, the email from Vodafone says that iPhone 3G in India will be available in 8GB & 16GB models, priced at Rs 31,000 and Rs 36,100 respectively.
If we compare the price for which Apple iPhone is available in different parts of world, especially USA it was costing around 200$ and in India they are selling at Rs 31,000/- (700 $ USD) & Rs, 36,100 (820 $ USD).
Why there is so huge difference in iPhone price?
Is Indian economy is so weak or we Indian's earn more than people from different part of World!
This is not fair, I was thinking that Apple iPhone 3G price in India will be around 25,000/- to 30,000/-
Well I think I have decide not to buy as if now, will wait or will buy unblocked iPhone from USA.
If you guys are planning to buy, go ahead and book your iPhone by depositing Rs 10,000/- at Vodafone Store. To find a Vodafone Store near you, click here
Below is the email which I received:-
Thank you for registering for your Apple iPhone 3G™ with us.
We are delighted to announce that the iPhone 3G will be available in India from August 22, 2008 It will be available in 8GB & 16GB models, priced at Rs 31,000 and Rs 36,100 respectively.
Be the first to get the iPhone
We have received a large number of registrations. As there are limited stocks, make sure that you get yours first, by paying an advance of Rs 10,000 to confirm your booking.
Where can you make this advance payment?
The iPhone 3G will be available at select Vodafone Stores. All you need to do is drop in at any select Vodafone Store between August 20 and 21 and make the advance payment by cash or credit card. Don´t forget to show the iPhone booking SMS, which you would have received from us, when you visit the Vodafone Store to pay the advance. To find a Vodafone Store near you, click here
Get an appointment now. No queues for you.
Once you pay the advance, we will immediately give you an appointment date and time, starting August 22 when you can come and experience a full demonstration and collect your iPhone, all ready to use with your contacts and settings, by paying the balance amount.
Hurry! Limited stocks.
Remember, the sooner you confirm your booking, the earlier you´ll get your iPhone. We have limited stocks and it will be on first come, first serve basis.
Happy to help
If you have any queries, log on to Vodafone Website using this link or call Vodafone Care on 111 (toll free) and we´ll be happy to help.
Hurry and be one of the first to make the iPhone 3G your own.