Apple Increases the Prices of iPhones in India Following the Import Tax Hike

It’s been just two days since we reported the import duty hike on smartphones by the Indian Government. As I already highlighted in the article, with this change from the government, the Cupertino-based company Apple would be the most hit one when compared to other major companies. And the reason for this is Apple imports all of its smartphones, expect the Apple iPhone SE, which is being assembled in the country in Bengaluru.

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Today, Apple increased the prices of iPhones in India by up to 4.3% as reported by Gadgets360. Apple has hiked the prices based on the 15% import tax from the earlier 10%. Apple’s revolutionary iPhone X also received a price hike, which makes the already overpriced smartphone, even more pricey. The Apple iPhone X 64GB variant’s new MRP is Rs 92,430, a Rs 3,430 or 3.9% price hike. The premium 256GB variant’s MRP is Rs 1,05,720, as opposed to the earlier, Rs 1,02,000.

Take a look at the new prices of the Apple iPhones in India:

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Image Source: Gadgets360

Thanks to its Wistron’s manufacturing of iPhones in India, the iPhone SE did not receive any price cut. And it will still retail for the same prices as earlier. During the Flipkart shopping days which concluded recently, the iPhone SE was made available for as low as Rs 15,999 for the 32GB model.

The report also added that the iPhones are still available at lower rates than the new MRPs because of various cashback and bank related offers. As of this writing, Flipkart is yet to reflect the new price of the iPhone X, and it’s still at Rs 89,000. The new prices would be effective in both offline and online chains.

As stated, Apple would be the major company with this import tax hike, but there are some small companies as well which would be affected by this move from the government. The Indian government has announced this move to develop the domestic industry in India. As per a report from Counterpoint, 88% of Apple iPhones which are sold in India are being imported. Brands such as Xiaomi, Samsung are full in-comply with Indian Government’s ‘Make in India’ program as they assemble the device in the country itself.

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13 Comments on "Apple Increases the Prices of iPhones in India Following the Import Tax Hike"

 

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Jason
December 20, 2017 12:24 am 12:24 AM

I didn’t see a price increase in Amazon , it is still listed as Rs. 57,590.00.. little confused over this?

Sudhakar
December 18, 2017 1:19 pm 1:19 PM

It must be increased more to make feel that apple phones are equal to garbage. That is costly garbage.

Sajal
December 18, 2017 6:27 pm 6:27 PM

Ever used an apple phone for at least a month? I guess NO. If you get a chance please do it.. forget about the specs comparison and all those things, just try to use it for a month at least

ninja
December 18, 2017 9:16 pm 9:16 PM

I got a chance to use that shit for a month.With no I/O options,unable to view files within my own device And feeling handicapped with the system ui I returned this shit within a day.

Ruchit Shah (Gujarat)
December 18, 2017 10:27 pm 10:27 PM

Returned within a day but used for a month?

geek
December 18, 2017 10:51 pm 10:51 PM

@RS, 😀

geek
December 18, 2017 11:33 am 11:33 AM

Sad moment for consumers ! Another day, Another tax ! F Hallmark of this government !

Girish Gowda
December 18, 2017 7:02 pm 7:02 PM

It’s the same tax that u were bemoaning yesterday for your beloved china.

Chinmay
December 18, 2017 2:32 pm 2:32 PM

It is a happy moment for Indians, manufacturing should be done in India if you sell millions of devices.

Chandu
December 18, 2017 6:40 pm 6:40 PM

there should be hike in import duty of mobile parts too. partial make in India makes no sense.

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