26 June 2008

iPhone launch in India on 22nd August


I guess the front page Vodafone ad yesterday would have excited many. " Apple iPhone 3G , Coming Soon. " Both Airtel and Vodafone had earlier announced their tie-ups with Apple to bring the iPhone in India, and have now started pre-bookings.Since then Apple has launched the new iPhone3G, with 3G and inbuilt GPS.

The good news is that we will now get the new iPhone3G in India.Some of the new additions in the iPhone 3G are:
  • Slimmer, Sleeker
  • 3.5 mm standard headphone jack
  • Integrated GPS unit ( Can't wait for this !!! )
  • Better battery life
  • Lower price, iPhone 3G 8GB for $199(Rs.8500),16GB for $299(Rs.13000 approx.)
Assuming that Steve keeps his promise of pricing the iPhone same anywhere in the world, a 8GB Apple iPhone3G would be a steal.But hang on.For people who are wondering why the iPhone is being launched by Airtel and Vodafone and why not Apple itself, the iPhone will come bundled with a service contract with the network operator for a specific period of time (2 year etc.) .The phone will work with only that operator, like a CDMA phone.( Obviously I'm taking about the Genuine ones, one can always go and help himself with an unlocked version...).So that will take its cost much higher than the price of the phone.Looking at India, we have no 3G services, so we will not have any Data Plans(for Internet), like in the US.Anything under 10k would be very well lapped up by the Indian Mobile buyers.

In the meanwhile, current market leaders are already feeling the iPhone heat.Nokia's CEO has already made his fear's public.Motorola and Samsung are already planning their iPhone Killers.

Nonetheless, I wait eagerly for the iPhone debut in India!

31 comments:

  1. I've already booked mine on Airtel!!!

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  2. how much more time is it gonna take????I can't wait longer..

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  3. what are the exact tag for iphone?

    somebody says 13k, some aired 25k so pl let us know abt the right pricing

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  4. that right my majority office collegues are awaitng to buy so airtel or vodafone representative should kindly tell us about the pricing and all. thanks anilamin-ITH

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  5. Pl advise us on any new plans will be there while purchasing new phone bcaz we should nt have further restrictions frm the vodafone or airtell - PP - ITH

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  6. yes am too eagerly waiting for cute iphone so right pricing should be there to afford to buy - DiwakarR-ambernath

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  7. though i already have my new sony errickson and pd for 27k still i will go for new iphone-Harshad

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  8. i already had order my iphone to one of our relative on tour to USA, recently i bought my panasonic handycam, still i will go for new iphone-DKapadia

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  9. am happy with my old phone Nokia high triband why should i spent more monies on this freky phone- Grace

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  10. wait watch and see - do not buy this phone unless sombody actually uses. is there shopsticated service sentre in India? can they repaire the phone, if lost/stolen what is the insurance on this iphone? will get the 80 pc money back? if lost and logged compalin with police then you are forceibly give indemnity to police that you have lost but not stolen and if you submit the complaint with the authorities there is no insurance due so you are lost.

    Arijit - Parel

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  11. I would also like to ask the right price and also the contract terms from vodafone

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  12. @nitin

    The exact terms and conditions are the biggest secret that the Vodafone guys are keeping right now, but the best sources say it might be in the range of 12-13k. One thing is sure, that Vodafone will beat Airtel in the date of launch.

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  13. Guys check the site www.gsmarena.com and www.phonearena.com. There 'l see the drwback of this phone. Price is only consideration which will make this phone a hit or flop in Indian market. At 20 or 25 k we have loads of phones available with many features and no service provider restriction. please wait and read reviews before u shell out your hard earned money on iphone. i'm not anti iphone . its looks awesome and thats it. its doesn't support video recordin, mms, and to the top no bluetooth. can't support songs if u transfer any song from any other phone... so look before u buy

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  14. Hey Mrinal, that is really a very good advice that you give.The iphone beats everybody hands down as far as style and functionality is concerned, but still there are a lot of glitches and things to take care off before finally taking the plunge.So guys, make a wise decision, my call is that if it is above 15k, than there a number of other phones which will serve you great than the iPhone.

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  16. is it really worth?

    this is the message Ive got in Mail and in SMS

    Thank you for registering for your Apple iPhone 3G™ with us.

    We are delighted to announce that the iPhone 3G will be available in India from August 22, 2008
    It will be available in 8GB & 16GB models, priced at Rs 31,000 and Rs 36,100 respectively.

    Be the first to get the iPhone

    We have received a large number of registrations. As there are limited stocks, make sure that you get yours first, by paying an advance of Rs 10,000 to confirm your booking.

    Where can you make this advance payment?

    The iPhone 3G will be available at select Vodafone Stores. All you need to do is drop in at any select Vodafone Store between August 20 and 21 and make the advance payment by cash or credit card. Don´t forget to show the iPhone booking SMS, which you would have received from us, when you visit the Vodafone Store to pay the advance. To find a Vodafone Store near you, click here

    Get an appointment now. No queues for you.

    Once you pay the advance, we will immediately give you an appointment date and time, starting August 22 when you can come and experience a full demonstration and collect your iPhone, all ready to use with your contacts and settings, by paying the balance amount.

    Hurry! Limited stocks.

    Remember, the sooner you confirm your booking, the earlier you´ll get your iPhone. We have limited stocks and it will be on first come, first serve basis.

    Happy to help

    If you have any queries, log on to www.vodafone.in/iphone or call Vodafone Care on 111 (toll free) and we´ll be happy to help.

    Hurry and be one of the first to make the iPhone 3G your own.

    Regards

    Sanjay Sawhney
    AVP - Customer Service

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  17. 3g, wide screen and internet are the main features.
    but there is no 3g in india, so internet wont be faster.
    is it worh 31k just for the widescreen?

    and why is it so highly priced in india compared to the US and europe. Despite being priced so high, its locked with the service provider!!!

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  18. Well.. I too was very fond of iPhone but I now feel that the phone is not worth of >15-20K as it lacks some imp features that are common to most phones these days, for eg - bluetooth, video recording etc.. The absence of bluetooth is intentional by Apple as they want their product iTunes to be used for establishing a sync with your computer. Its simply bad marketing trick...
    Rather talking personally, I feel Windows Mobile 6 professional has much more capabilities than mac OS based iPhone. I have decided to go for a smartphone within budget and with maximum features.. I am going to go for HTC Touch (3452) .. Hope u guys have a look at it. Any feedbacks before I finalize my decision ?

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