Printed from http://www.electronista.com

8GB iPhone 5c arrives in India for 33,500 rupees

updated 12:13 pm EDT, Fri May 23, 2014

Initial wave of purchases to include free cases

The 8GB iPhone 5c has launched in India earlier than anticipated, according to the Times of India. The official retail price is 37,500 rupees, but Apple is said to be discounting that to 33,500 ($572). On top of this the company is offering a free case, but only as a limited-time bonus.

Although it has been making inroads, the Indian cellphone market has proven difficult for Apple. Phones are typically sold contract-free in the country, making even older iPhones too expensive for most people. To get around this the company has tried a number of tactics, even going as far as to briefly resurrect the iPhone 4.

The 8GB 5c is available in a handful of other countries for the same reason. The 5c in general, though, has not been selling as well as Apple anticipated. Critics have complained that the 5c is effectively just an iPhone 5 repackaged in a plastic shell, as opposed to a genuinely new and low-cost device.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Razer Kraken Pro headset

Gaming headphones are a challenge to get right, for a long list of reasons that are unique to the consumer buying them. Some shoppers ...

Patriot Aero Wireless Mobile Drive

Regardless of how large a tablet you buy, you always want more space. There's always one more movie or another album you'd cram on, if ...

Patriot Fuel+ 6000 and 9000mAh batteries

Mobile device batteries are better than they used to be, but there's always a scenario where users could use more juice. Upgrade manuf ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News