As the Indian government re-imposed 10% service welfare cess over and above existing 20% basic customs duty in India, Apple has increased the price of its iPhones, including its iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max smartphones in the country. The government last month increased the import duty on PCBA from 10% to 20%, chargers from 15% to 20% and mobile phone components such as display panel, touch panel, microphone and receiver from 0 to 10%.
The iPhone 7 and the iPhone XR currently assembled in India don’t see a price hike. The iPhone 11 and iPad have also seen an exception. Other models such get up to 1.3% hike. The high-end iPhone 11 Pro Max 512GB version now costs Rs. 1,43,200, compared to launch price of Rs. 1,41,900. To remind you, the older iPhone models received a price cut in India after the launch of new iPhone 11 series in September last year.
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.
|Model||Old MRP (INR )||New MRP ( INR ) From Mar 2||% Increase|
|iPhone 8 64GB||39,900||40,500||1.5|
|iPhone 8 128GB||44,900||45,500||1.33|
|iPhone 8 Plus 64GB||49,900||50,600||1.4|
|iPhone 8 Plus 128GB||54,900||55,600||1.27|
|iPhone 11 Pro 64GB||99,900||1,01,200||1.3|
|iPhone 11 Pro 256GB||1,13,900||1,15,200||1.14|
|iPhone 11 Pro 512GB||1,31,900||1,33,200||0.98|
|iPhone 11 Pro Max 64GB||1,09,900||1,11,200||1.18|
|iPhone 11 Pro Max 256GB||1,23,900||1,25,200||1.04|
|iPhone 11 Pro Max 512GB||1,41,900||1,43,200||0.91|