JACK, 16 Jul 2019My eyes they hurt, huge bezels ugly phone!Lmao the cringe with this comment.
Anna, 16 Jul 2019Apple should seriously think to quit the Indian market altogether. After struggling for so man... moreFirst Apple make their phones user / poseur recognisable so even people like me can distinguish a model,
These phones are all old and have a small display 4.7 inches being the largest in a era where Apple have jumped on the large display
It beggars belief how and why someone is son enamoured by the brand they will wait until it becomes affordable through pre ownership
Again how can Apple justify selling a 5 year old phone, albeit new or someone think I can now afford this "relic"
5 years touches on buying 3G or 4G in the UK now with 5G being roll out.
If you see these models you assume they were bought when released and held, I cannot think of any reason why any 2014 model is acceptable especially at the non discounted price Apple charge
PriteshThakker, 16 Jul 2019I would say, rather reducing their spread in India and further shrinking. As lots of people ar... moreApple doesn't care about the price. Their XR which were meant to compete to budget phones were not "budget" priced at all. Apple is known to limit options just to cater their higher-end devices, the omission of 128GB on their new iphones were a justification of that.
No surprise they are not doing well in India. Ridiculous prices, almost 15-20% above US in a country with 1/10th the per capita income.
Even as a buyer of premium phones, shelling out close to 70K INR for an XR just doesn't make sense to me. I would rather buy a Samsung or LG flagship for around 60K with a lot more usable features and flexibility.
XR should have been priced at around 600 USD in India.
Baykko, 16 Jul 2019The only flaw I see with this strategy is the assumption that IPhones are on a premium categor... moreI almost agree.... I believe after Steve Jobs, not much success & innovation took place with Apple and iPhones
DroidBoye, 16 Jul 2019This is to prepare their new phones to be sold in India.I would say, rather reducing their spread in India and further shrinking. As lots of people are moving from expensive iPhone to top-end Samsung, OnePlus and cheaper Xiaomi since last couple of years
Anonymous, 16 Jul 2019Just give us a new SE already.iPhone XR is their new "Budget" device
six_tymes, 16 Jul 2019its about time, that design is so OLDWell, even iPhone 8 has same design that iPhone 6, 6S, 7 has. According to your logic, all those should have been discontinued
Ravuh, 16 Jul 2019Like we can afford iPhones anyway. Only the very rich indians do. And that's not a lot.You need to do some research before posting such stuff
You can buy used one in great condition if you want. But it is very old. Like very very very old. iPhone 8 is the iPhone to start with. Or just buy decent android phone and enjoy.
Apple should seriously think to quit the Indian market altogether. After struggling for so many years, they still had not managed to cross 1% market share. The prices of all their products sold here are costliest in the world. Even after considering currency exchange rate fluctuations, import, excise and custom duties levied by govt. the prices are always insane (sometimes upto double). They are not even ready to pass on the benefits received in the form of tax concessions under Make in India initiative to end user and want to increase their profit margins keeping the prices same. Even now, base models of 6S and 7 costs 28K and 40K respectively. Plus models are even costlier. Each upgrade in storage costs 9K more. When they launch new products, old models become cheaper by $100 elsewhere, but in India, they hardly reduce the price by $30.
Ups, what do you do when nobody gives a s''t about your "premium" quality? Well, you can't do much but lower the prices... And that is where apple got it wron again, they lowerd the prices of devices nobody wants, ups again.