Apple Increased iPhone Prices by Up to 3.6% in India Following Import Duty Hike

Apple has increased the price of its iPhones in India, following Modi government’s decision to raise custom duty on mobile phones from 15% to 20%. The prices of iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus will go up. The prices of the Apple devices now have increased by almost 3%. Apple said the new prices of the iPhone models will be applicable starting today, i.e. February 5, 2018. Apple confirmed the new prices of iPhones and informed retailers the price increase would be effective starting 8 AM today. The company also updated the prices on its official website.

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The latest price increase comes weeks after similar price increase on iPhones was announced back in December 2017. The customs duty was hiked from 10% to 15% back then. Only the iPhone SE remains unaffected by the price change which is currently assembled in the country.

Here’s the new prices of Apple iPhones:

Apple iPhone X
Apple’s flagship iPhone X now starts at Rs 95,390 for 64GB storage version up from Rs 92,430 price. Initially, the iPhone X was launched at Rs 89,000. The bigger 256GB version of iPhone X will cost Rs 1,08,930 which is an increase from 1,05,720 pricing.

Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
Apple iPhone 8 will now start at Rs 67,940 for the 64GB version in India up from the Rs 66,120. It was launched in September last year at Rs 64,000. The iPhone 8 256GB variant starts at Rs 81,500 up from the Rs 79,420 price at which it was introduced.

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The dual camera iPhone 8 Plus, will now start at Rs 77,560 up from the price of Rs 75,450. The 256GB variant of the iPhone 8 Plus will now cost Rs 91,110 compared to the original price of 88,750.

Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
Apple iPhone 7 will now start at Rs 52,370 in India from the earlier Rs 50,810 MRP. The 32GB variant of iPhone 7 essentially gets a 3.1 percent hike in price.The iPhone 7 with 128GB storage will cost Rs 61,560 compared to the earlier official price of Rs 59,910.

The bigger iPhone 7 Plus, which has a dual-rear camera now will start at Rs 62,840 in India. The earlier pricing was Rs 61,060.The 128GB variant of this phone will be priced at Rs 72,060.

iPhone 6S and 6S Plus
The three-year-old iPhone 6S will start at Rs 42,900 in India for the 32GB variant, while the 128GB version will cost Rs 52,100. Apple iPhone 6S Plus, which has a bigger 5.5-inch display will start at Rs 52,240 for the 32GB version.

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