iPhone 6S, 6S Plus pre-bookings start across India

Retailers should begin taking bookings for Apple’s latest iPhones & those waiting to get their hands on them should be adjusted to shell out a minimum of Rs 62,000 for the lowest storage alternative, 16GB, of the iPhone 6S, going up to Rs 92,000 for 128GB alternative of the iPhone 6S Plus.

According to 3 trade sources, Apple has communicated the characteristic prices and given the go-ahead to begin taking advance orders. Industry officials said ET the iPhone 6S 64GB would cost about Rs 72,000, & the 128GB version would be about Rs 82,000. Here are few iPhone 6S, 6S Plus pre-bookings start across India.

The iPhone 6S Plus 16GB would price at Rs 72,000, and its larger storage model of 64GB would price at Rs 82,000. Apple is yet to reveal official prices in India; the company said in acknowledgment to an emailed query.

iPhone 6S, 6S Plus pre-bookings start across IndiaPre-bookings have begun at major retail chains across the country. The MobileStore, India’s largest mobile phone retail chain, said it will begin taking orders on Friday. The Mumbai-based chain with over 800 outlets would take pre-orders for Rs 2,000 each up to October 13. The devices would become available on the night of October 15.

Satish Babu, founder of Chennai-based UniverCell Mobiles, one of the largest retail chains in South India, said that the iPhone 6S 64GB alternative is the most successful one as of now, which has commenced taking pre-orders across its 300 stores. Since yesterday, they have got at least 100 orders

Bengaluru-based “Sangeetha Mobiles” managing director Subhash Chandra said that the company had commenced taking pre-orders for Rs 1,000 apiece and expected most existing iPhone users to improve to the new models within the first month.

The retail chains would offer monthly installment payment options, improve programmes and finance schemes. Satish Babu added that they would also offer freebies like the back case & accessories during the booking period.

Sources add Apple is estimated to get on the marketing blitzkrieg, and retailers are expecting significant higher sales than last year as Cupertino-based smartphone producer plans to make sufficient stocks available.

They had asked for 10,000 units for the first week — that is the kind of response they are seeing now and expecting it to build after the launch happens. But we may not get that much, one of the large format retailers told ET, requesting anonymity.