iPhone 4S Launched In India

India’s largest mobile service provider Bharti airtel and Aircel today launched iPhone 4S in India at prices starting from Rs 44500.

Both the mobile operators offering Factory Un-locked’ iPhone4S works on GSM and CDMA both network and have priced the 16GB model at Rs.44500, while the 32GB and 64GB versions will be available for Rs 50900 and Rs. 57500, respectively.

The apple iPhone 4S is known as one of innovative phone, featuring a 3.5-inch, 960 x 640-pixel wide-screen multi-touch retina display. The device is powered by a dual-core A5 chip processor and sports the new iOS 5 OS, which the apple claims offers faster web browsing and enhanced multimedia & gaming experiences.

Its 8 mega pixel camera has a larger aperture, a custom lens, advanced hybrid infrared filter and face detection feature and can record videos in 1080p HD and also use the front facing VGA FaceTime camera for video chatting.

Ramesh Menon, CEO, Bharti Airtel, Mobile Service - Mumbai, Maharashtra & Goa, with Yash Vikam the first buyer of iPhone 4S in Mumbai

The iPhone4S is sleeker and more advanced than the iPhone4 comes with interesting feature called ‘Siri’ whcih is the new voice-activated personal assistant using ages of research from DARPA and Apple’s own design labs.

Nethra Raghuraman and Mr.Jitendra Rahi, National Head, Devices, Aircel (extreme right) Unveil and present the Apple iPhone4S by Aircel to the first consumers Michael and Yashwardhan Shikhawat

The user can ask Siri for a plethora of information by voice, such as the location of the nearest restaurant, and it will provide an answer. Just talk to Siri as you would to a person: “Any great restaurant around here?” or “Where’s the closest ATM?” Siri not only understands what you say, it knows what you mean. Siri can also be used to make phone calls, send SMS, schedule meetings and set reminders, among other things.

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  • rahulraj November 26, 2011 8:20 pm

    Amit.g :
    @rahulraj
    Yes ur rite, Moto DROID RAZR is the best Android phone till date…

    RAZR IS THE BEST PHONE TILLLLLL DATE BUDDY WHETHER ITS ANDROID,IOS,SYMBIAN,WP OR BLACKBERRY

  • rahulraj November 26, 2011 8:14 pm

    Amit.g :
    @rahulraj
    Yes ur rite, Moto DROID RAZR is the best Android phone till date…

    RAZR IS THE BEST PHONE TILLLLL DATE BUDDY WHICH INCLUDES ANDROID,IOS,WP7,BLACKBERRY,SYMBIAN ETC

  • rahulraj November 26, 2011 8:10 pm

    krishna :

    Vikas Patidar :
    @Amit.G
    Majority of people don’t care about the features what is coming and what are missing they need a super responsive and hassle free software and Lumia 800 has done that in every aspect. I’m using it in office since last 2 weeks and I must say that I have been forgot the things like “Hang” and “Restart”. Which usually I face with HTC Wildfire, Desire and Samsung Galaxy Ace and Nokia N8/E7.
    This phone is definitely going to rock. Just stumbled on Vodafone UK website and got surprised to see that every customer is giving 5 star for this phone.

    oh,so you finally got a job eh?can you count the pixels on lumia?

    LMAO LMAO LMAO LMAO……
    U ROCK DUDE

  • Vikas Patidar November 26, 2011 7:12 pm

    @Amit.G
    Since I don’t use it for anything like real world except testing applications on it so i can’t tell you about the the optimum battery backup

  • krishna November 26, 2011 7:05 pm

    Vikas Patidar :
    @Amit.G
    Majority of people don’t care about the features what is coming and what are missing they need a super responsive and hassle free software and Lumia 800 has done that in every aspect. I’m using it in office since last 2 weeks and I must say that I have been forgot the things like “Hang” and “Restart”. Which usually I face with HTC Wildfire, Desire and Samsung Galaxy Ace and Nokia N8/E7.
    This phone is definitely going to rock. Just stumbled on Vodafone UK website and got surprised to see that every customer is giving 5 star for this phone.

    oh,so you finally got a job eh?can you count the pixels on lumia?

  • appa mhatre November 26, 2011 7:02 pm

    i would prefer htc titan over lumia as it has perfect specs and better sensitivity amongst windows phone.lumia has its own set of glitches with battery and web browsing issues.hoping for dual core phones from nokia.its high time it paces up with market realities.

  • Amit.G November 26, 2011 6:47 pm

    @Vikas Patidar
    How is the battery backup of this phone? Because majority of users in Gsmarena have complained about its poor battery backup whic doesn even manage to run for 10 hours.

  • Vikas Patidar November 26, 2011 6:11 pm

    @Amit.G
    Majority of people don’t care about the features what is coming and what are missing they need a super responsive and hassle free software and Lumia 800 has done that in every aspect. I’m using it in office since last 2 weeks and I must say that I have been forgot the things like “Hang” and “Restart”. Which usually I face with HTC Wildfire, Desire and Samsung Galaxy Ace and Nokia N8/E7.

    This phone is definitely going to rock. Just stumbled on Vodafone UK website and got surprised to see that every customer is giving 5 star for this phone.

  • Amit.G November 26, 2011 5:29 pm

    @Suraj
    Agreed with u that Lumia 800 is very responsive and faster than s2 but many users are facing the problem of poor battery backup, definitely its because of some fault in OS As nokia is known for its battery backup. But even missing front camera disappoint users somewher down the line.

  • rahulraj November 26, 2011 3:08 pm

    Suraj :
    Nokia lumia 800 beats Samsung galaxy S2 in in speed, response,camera clarity.. watch this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FozJSyxSnKw

    lumia 800 is a piece of shit….such a costly mobile without front camera and terrible battery backup…galaxy s 2 is bigger slimmer and offcourse better

  • Suraj November 26, 2011 12:17 pm

    Nokia lumia 800 beats Samsung galaxy S2 in in speed, response,camera clarity.. watch this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FozJSyxSnKw

  • Amit.g November 26, 2011 9:42 am

    @rahulraj
    Yes ur rite, Moto DROID RAZR is the best Android phone till date…

  • Ganesh Srinivasan November 26, 2011 4:52 am

    @Abhishek Agrawal
    I re-emphasize my point

    My current spend is Rs 1,500 with a non iPhone hardware and associated plans – with a non touch phone for e mails and touch phone for other stuff – both definitely good hardware in terms of specs

    Even assuming that I opt for Samsung Galaxy S2, the darling of many today, I would still end up spending about Rs 800 for 3G data of about 2 GB a month + the call charges. So it doesn’t make it attractive for me to change to a “very good touch phone” if my monthly spend would remain more or less the same

    In this context, if I can get a iPhone with their plan to spend Rs 950 a month, it seems to make sense, especially if the cost of 3,000 minutes a month talk time I get along with that compensates for the initial price difference of the hardware? Remember that the hardware is not bought on individual name, but on the company name hence it carries depreciation

    By this calculation, I would spend less by about Rs 500 a month and get a notional savings of additional Rs 1,500 a month [on 3000 minutes bundled talk time free] – which can’t be ignored

    It is the comparison on the basis of Total Owning and Operating Cost – an analysis we do in IT industry for evaluating various IT equipment / assets – and not on comparing individual specs of the hardware

    So my query still remains – it seems to make sense to opt for Aircel’s bundled plan of iPhone 4S for a consultant like me – does it make sense?

  • rahulraj November 25, 2011 11:26 pm

    arun kumar :
    iphone 4s too much hype.. apple never considered indian market.. samsung gallaxy s2 is better

    guys why u all are
    forgetting abt
    MOTOROLA RAZR….I
    think it scores over
    galaxy s 2

  • rahulraj November 25, 2011 11:21 pm

    Abhishek Agrawal :

    Ganesh Srinivasan :
    I think Aircel’s offer makes sense for a Consultant like me
    Current monthly bills: Rs. 900 a month for Enterprise Mail service on BlackBerry and b] about Rs. 500 to Rs. 600 a month for call charges [excluding abroad calls] – in all about Rs. 1500 a month on data and call charges. I am not counting SMS charges as SMS is relatively minimal for me
    Compare this with Aircel’s prepaid bundled plan for iPhone 4S [for calls and Internet access on mobile I am with Aircel and for BlackBerry I am on Airtel]
    For Rs. 950 recharge, I get 3000 minutes of calls free [local and national] and about 1.65 GB data free [including 1 GB on their WiFi and 650 MB on 3G]. Even if I don’t use their WiFi bundle and use only 650 MB on 3G and the rest [I require about 2 GB per month] on my home-office WiFi, the bundled free voice call minutes alone work out to about Rs. 1,500 a month [at 50 paise per minute for 3000 minutes]
    Net effect is for almost the monthly charges for BlackBerry services alone, I get good amount of my data requirement on 3G + I save Rs. 500 to Rs. 600 per month as I don’t spend on call charges + I get Rs. 1,500 per month worth of free call minutes bundled
    So if I change to iPhone 4S instead of BlackBerry, results in net savings for me and the 3000 free minutes of calls bundled offsets the extra price I would pay upfront over similar spec handsets – be it Samsung Galaxy S2 / BlackBerry decent models
    Any opinions please?

    Why buy iphone from them, why not buy an unlocked one and then get a cheaper plan? with either iphone or android you will need to spend the money you do on enterprise email service so that saving is there even with galaxy s2 where you get better specs hardware and at cheaper price plus free to use whatever service provider and whatever plan you want.

    +1

  • Abhishek Agrawal November 25, 2011 8:49 pm

    Ganesh Srinivasan :
    I think Aircel’s offer makes sense for a Consultant like me
    Current monthly bills: Rs 900 a month for Enterprise Mail service on BlackBerry and b] about Rs 500 to Rs 600 a month for call charges [excluding abroad calls] – in all about Rs 1500 a month on data and call charges. I am not counting SMS charges as SMS is relatively minimal for me
    Compare this with Aircel’s prepaid bundled plan for iPhone 4S [for calls and Internet access on mobile I am with Aircel and for BlackBerry I am on Airtel]
    For Rs 950 recharge, I get 3000 minutes of calls free [local and national] and about 1.65 GB data free [including 1 GB on their WiFi and 650 MB on 3G]. Even if I don’t use their WiFi bundle and use only 650 MB on 3G and the rest [I require about 2 GB per month] on my home-office WiFi, the bundled free voice call minutes alone work out to about Rs 1,500 a month [at 50 paise per minute for 3000 minutes]
    Net effect is for almost the monthly charges for BlackBerry services alone, I get good amount of my data requirement on 3G + I save Rs 500 to Rs 600 per month as I don’t spend on call charges + I get Rs 1,500 per month worth of free call minutes bundled
    So if I change to iPhone 4S instead of BlackBerry, results in net savings for me and the 3000 free minutes of calls bundled offsets the extra price I would pay upfront over similar spec handsets – be it Samsung Galaxy S2 / BlackBerry decent models
    Any opinions please?

    Why buy iphone from them, why not buy an unlocked one and then get a cheaper plan? with either iphone or android you will need to spend the money you do on enterprise email service so that saving is there even with galaxy s2 where you get better specs hardware and at cheaper price plus free to use whatever service provider and whatever plan you want.

  • sayan November 25, 2011 8:31 pm

    why this kolaveri di ?

  • Sanjay Bafna November 25, 2011 2:53 pm

    DB :

    @SANJAY
    Whos the in the AIRCEL picture?
    Just curious as there is no caption and you normally mention same :-)

    updated! check now ;)

  • shahad November 25, 2011 2:32 pm

    apple is a great company and a great brand, but its unfortunate that its looting indian people with wrong and over pricing. one apple spokesperson said the price is high because of various taxes! then how the f***k are companies like samsung, nokia, sony ericsson, motorola etc are able to price their phones closer to u.s and global rates? does indian govt impose special luxury tax on apple iphones? then why the f**K are iphones 30-40% costlier than its global price – when converted to both rupee and dollar!

    please write to the apple ceo tim cook – tcook@apple.com and express your angst and injustice on indian consumers! its the question of our respect and pride! nobody should take indians and india for granted!

  • shahad November 25, 2011 2:25 pm

    over priced and wrongly priced. airtel effect on apple i guess! coz airtel is also an over priced piece of junk company/brand!

  • Ganesh Srinivasan November 25, 2011 2:21 pm

    I think Aircel’s offer makes sense for a Consultant like me

    Current monthly bills: Rs 900 a month for Enterprise Mail service on BlackBerry and b] about Rs 500 to Rs 600 a month for call charges [excluding abroad calls] – in all about Rs 1500 a month on data and call charges. I am not counting SMS charges as SMS is relatively minimal for me

    Compare this with Aircel’s prepaid bundled plan for iPhone 4S [for calls and Internet access on mobile I am with Aircel and for BlackBerry I am on Airtel]

    For Rs 950 recharge, I get 3000 minutes of calls free [local and national] and about 1.65 GB data free [including 1 GB on their WiFi and 650 MB on 3G]. Even if I don’t use their WiFi bundle and use only 650 MB on 3G and the rest [I require about 2 GB per month] on my home-office WiFi, the bundled free voice call minutes alone work out to about Rs 1,500 a month [at 50 paise per minute for 3000 minutes]

    Net effect is for almost the monthly charges for BlackBerry services alone, I get good amount of my data requirement on 3G + I save Rs 500 to Rs 600 per month as I don’t spend on call charges + I get Rs 1,500 per month worth of free call minutes bundled

    So if I change to iPhone 4S instead of BlackBerry, results in net savings for me and the 3000 free minutes of calls bundled offsets the extra price I would pay upfront over similar spec handsets – be it Samsung Galaxy S2 / BlackBerry decent models

    Any opinions please?

  • azam ali November 25, 2011 2:04 pm

    very high cost

  • DB November 25, 2011 2:03 pm

    @SANJAY
    Whos the in the AIRCEL picture?
    Just curious as there is no caption and you normally mention same :-)

  • Harish November 25, 2011 1:02 pm

    Too cosltly

  • Saurabh gupta November 25, 2011 12:58 pm

    Want Apple?? Rs50 per kg an apple a day keeps a doctor away :-D:-D:-D

  • Shashank November 25, 2011 12:42 pm

    44000 ! Is this a joke? Why are they looting us indians?

  • arun kumar November 25, 2011 11:58 am

    iphone 4s too much hype.. apple never considered indian market.. samsung gallaxy s2 is better