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iPhone Prices in India Increase for the Second Time in 3 Months

In the Union Budget 2018, it was announced that customs duty on mobile phones will increase from 15% to 20%. This means that brands that ship their phones from outside India will have to pay more taxes. Eventually, the customers will have to bear the brunt as brands will increase the price of their devices to maintain their profit margins. Apple as we know ships around 80% of its smartphones from outside India and thus, it has announced a marginal price hike for its iPhone lineup.

Below is the list of updated prices for iPhones:

 

Model Name Old Price New Price
iPhone 6 32GB Rs. 30,780 Rs. 31,900
iPhone 6s 32GB Rs. 41, 550 Rs. 42,900
iPhone 6s 128GB Rs. 50,660 Rs. 52,100
iPhone 6s Plus 32GB Rs. 50,740 Rs. 52,240
iPhone 7 32GB Rs. 50,810 Rs. 52,370
iPhone 7 128GB Rs. 59,910 Rs. 61,560
iPhone 7 Plus 32GB Rs. 61,060 Rs. 62,840
iPhone 7 Plus 128GB Rs. 70,180 Rs. 72,060
iPhone 8 64GB Rs. 66,120 Rs. 67,940
iPhone 8 256GB Rs. 79,420 Rs. 81,500
iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Rs. 75, 450 Rs. 77,560
iPhone 8 Plus 256GB Rs. 88, 750 Rs. 91,110
iPhone X 64GB Rs. 92, 430 Rs. 95,390
iPhone X 256GB Rs. 1,05,720 Rs. 1,08, 930

As usual, the iPhone SE won’t be subjected to the price increase as it is manufactured in India. Eventually, the Cupertino giant will look forward to assemble all of its smartphones in India to avoid the increasing customs duty levied on smartphones.

It is also to be noted that this price hike is imposed on the MRP of these phones. So you can still hope to buy them at lower prices via online or offline retail stores. You can also get cashbacks and discounts on iPhones during occasional sales on e-commerce sites.

Last year in December, the custom duty on smartphones was hiked from 10% to 15%. Even then, Apple had increased the price of iPhones. So, for Apple and all the other brands that don’t ‘Make in India’, this will be the second price hike in a matter of 3 months.

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Aditya Mohanty

Previously co-founded a startup called WordKrowd, an online literature platform, which explains his love for writing and reading. Thinks about startups and technologies all day long, thus got himself to Pricebaba for a stint in writing. Stories, both fictional and real excite him. Other close recipients of love from him include good movies and good food.

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