Apple iPhone Most Selling Phone in USA = Worst in India
Apple iPhone might have broken records with respect to sales , market share etc.in USA market over the past 1.5 years since its launch in June 2007 at MacWorld
Then in 2008 came the iPhone 3g in all its glory .. with a 199 USD pricing in the USA and unconfirmed reports of same pricing in India . Airtel and Vodafone entered the race of bringing the prestigious handset to indian market after more than 1 year of the launch of 1st edition.
We thought it would not come to india . But fortunately or unfortunately it has arrived.
During that period ,this phone grabbed market share to become the most selling phone in USA
But the sales figures in India should be in hundreds or thousands.
even EMI facility did not seem to attract buyers
What Apple failed to understand is the pricing point for its handset .. more than that locking a handset to a provider will never work in India. We want freedom as users right ?
It might be nokia’s iphone killer not in terms features but atleast pricing..
for those who are are curious for more reasons why iphone is a dismal failure in india chk out this article on mint . They decribe this as How Apple Lost an Oppurtunity