iPhone 4S pre-orders go live, starts from Rs 44,500

Apple iPhone 4S prices are out: Airtel will be selling the iPhone 4S base model (16 GB) at Rs 44,500 whereas the top-end 64 GB model will cost Rs 57,500. The 32 GB model will be sold for Rs 50,900.

Apple will be launching the three models of iPhone 4S in India on November 25. The prices of existing models of iPhone 4 and 3GS too have been revised upwards.

When contacted, an Apple spokesperson refused to comment upon the pricing.

The handsets to be sold in India are, however, the fully unlocked ones. Besides, Indian operators like Airtel and Aircel are not subsidizing the handset cost through bundled offers unlike in countries where iPhone is available with much cheaper price tags.

The new, revised price for iPhone 4 (8GB) is Rs 37,900 whereas iPhone 3GS (8GB) model will be sold at Rs 20,900.

Bharti Airtel has already started taking pre-orders for the 16 and 32 GB variants of the iPhone 4S on its online store at the above mentioned prices.

Apple iPhone 4S will be launched on November 25 in India. At midnight on November 24, 2011 (12am, Nov 25), select stores in major cities will reportedly be opened to sell the first units of the iPhone 4S to waiting customers.

Anticipating a rush, both Aircel and Airtel had earlier announced they will be offering a pre-order on their website from November 18. However, Aircel is yet to start taking pre-orders.

Apple started selling iPhone 4S in US on October 14. While the phone looks similar to iPhone 4 in design and screen size (3.5 inches), the hardware inside has seen a significant upgrade.

iPhone 4S is powered by a dual-core processor, has a superior graphics chip and sports an 8 mega-pixel camera. It also has a unique feature called Siri, a voice-enabled virtual assistant, which allows users to carry out a number of functions.

Source: Etechsolution