iPhone fever seems to have captured the Indian consumers as iPhone 5s, the costlier version of iPhone 5, has gone ‘sold out’. It was only on 1st November that the product started selling off the shelf and in five days along with the latest iPhone 5c. Currently, Reliance Communications and Airtel are selling the product in India.
Reports suggest, 30,000 units of iPhones were shipped to India of which 6,000 were iPhone 5s. The stocks are likely to come in next two days.
Bharti Airtel and Reliance Telecommunication will start selling the latest iPhone 5c & iPhone 5s on November 1 through their retail stores.
While iPhone 5c will be available at a starting price of Rs 42,000 while iPhone 5s will start from a retailing price of Rs 54,000 (these guys are getting way too expensive).
Not hurt by the price, Airtel had already received record breaking pre-bookings of the phones within three days of their US launch.
Though you can also buy contract-free and unlocked 16GB version of the iPhone 5c for $549 (approx Rs 35,000) in the US, and an unlocked and contract-free iPhone 5s for $649 (approx Rs 41,000).
Interestingly, this will be a bang on launch for the festive season.