iPhone 6s and 6s Plus to be launched on 16th October in India

If you re looking to pick up a new iPhone, and will not settle for anything that is not the latest model, then we have some good news for you as the new iPhones are coming to India. Just 20 days ago, on September 9th, Apple had announced the all new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus in San Francisco. The first batch of iPhones were delivered on 25th September in the US, but like always, the devices always go on a global roll out a little bit later. It is a great testament to India and the popularity of Apple here, that India figures among one of the first set of countries to get the iPhone.

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It has officially been confirmed to us by the official retail partners of Apple, Ingram Micro, that the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be made available starting October 16th at 12:01 AM at stores across the country. We expect a lot of retailers to be holding sale at the midnight as well as taking pre-booking for the latest and greatest from Apple. Ingram Micro have stated in their communication note, that their trade partners will be holding sales in at least 80+ cities, so it is highly unlikely that you would miss out on the iPhone 6s if you are planning to pick one up.

While we are sure about the date of the launch of the new iPhones in India, the price point of the devices remain a bit of a black box. In countries other than the US, Apple has increased the starting price of both the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s as compared to the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and India is expected to face the same treatment. Our friends at Pricebaba are claiming to have got hold of some exclusive information about the pricing of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus stating that the 16 GB model of the iPhone 6s will go on sale for INR 62,000 while the iPhone 6s Plus with 16 GB storage will be available for INR 72,000. The memory increment models will be available for INR 10,000 more from the base 16 GB version. The information was published on their Twitter profile here.

While these prices are obviously not official, we find it very difficult to dispute them as they are very much in sync with the global scenery and in line with the new prices that Apple has issued to the retailers of the existing iPhones like the iPhone 6, 6 Plus and 5s. With barely any price drop on the previous generation iPhones, it makes sense for the MRP to be higher up. We are sure that even though the MRPs may be higher, the phones will definitely feel the E-Com effect in India and will be available at a fair bit lower prices than the marked prices.