Friday, April 18, 2008

India to Get Apple iPhone in September?

Business Standard is reporting that the much-awaited and delayed India launch is expected with telecom operator Vodafone in the first week of September.

According to their Apple retail sources, initially the 8 GB version of the much-hyped touchscreen device will be launched at a price ranging between Rs 27,200 and Rs 28,000. Based on buyer response, the launch of the 16 GB version will be staggered to the middle of 2009.

“The carrier deal for India is being worked out with Vodafone,” said an Apple source, adding: “Vodafone could also become the carrier for the Australian market once iPhone is launched there, though more than one carrier is likely for Australia.”

“Post launch in India, the iPhone can be ‘unlocked’ (or configured to use SIM cards from all telecom carriers), though the company is not fully open to such a possibility,” the source said.

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