As the Indian government increased the import duty on mobile phones from 10% to 15% last week, Apple has officially increased the price of its iPhones, including its iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X smartphones that were launched recently. Back in July when GST was implemented, Apple cut iPhone prices by up to Rs. 6,600, iPad prices by up to Rs. 3,900 and Mac rates by up to Rs. 11,800 in the country.
The iPhone SE that is currently assembled in India doesn’t see a price hike. Other models get up to 3.6% or Rs. 3,720 hike. The high-end iPhone X 256GB version now costs Rs. 1,05,720, up from the launch price of Rs. 102,000. This is a marginal price hike which might not affect the users.
Even though Apple sets a standard MRP, some third-party retailers sell the smartphones at cheaper rates. So you can get it online at cheaper even after this price hike. Check out the change in price below.
|iPhone||Old Price (Rs.)||New Price (Rs.)||Price hike (Rs.)|
|iPhone 6S 32GB||40,000||41,550||1,550|
|iPhone 6S 128GB||49,000||50,660||1,660|
|iPhone 6S Plus 32GB||49,000||50,740||1,740|
|iPhone 6S Plus 128GB||58,000||59,860||1,860|
|iPhone 7 32GB||49,000||50,810||1,810|
|iPhone 7 128GB||58,000||59,910||1,910|
|iPhone 7 Plus 32GB||59,000||61,060||2,060|
|iPhone 7 Plus 128GB||68,000||70,180||2,180|
|iPhone 8 64GB||64,000||66,120||2,120|
|iPhone 8 256GB||77,000||79,420||2,420|
|iPhone 8 Plus 64GB||73,000||75,450||2,450|
|iPhone 8 Plus 256GB||86,000||88,750||2,750|
|iPhone X 64GB||89,000||92,430||3,430|
|iPhone X 256GB||102,000||105,720||3,720|