The Apple iPhone 5S and 5C launch dates for the various countries around the world are already known now, and in India these smartphones are going to be available from November 1st, where the various network providers and the resellers are planning to sell the new iPhones with some offers, or at least giving an option for the buyers to purchase it from their store, as the Apple devices are not so easily available everywhere in India.
RCOM, i.e. Reliance Communications has today announced that they would be making the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S available for sale from 1st November, but the pricing has not totally been confirmed as of now, though we got to know through one of the sources as these would be prices for which the phones would sell:
- iPhone 5c Price in India via RCOM – Rs 41,900
- iPhone 5s Price in India via RCOM – Rs 53,500
Considering the pricing for which the unlocked version is available in the U.S. market and the dollar rates, the pricing comes with no surprise and Apple isn’t the only brand which has come up with some aggressive pricing because HTC is already selling one of its Android devices, the HTC Butterfly for a price tag of over Rs. 50,000 and even Samsung had launched the Galaxy Note 3 with the price of Rs. 49,900 although right now the prices are revised to a little less.
Interestingly, a good news for the Apple fans in India would be that Reliance is not going to launch these devices with the CDMA network but we would be seeing it with the 3G network of the provider. Reliance has got a total of 19 iStore retail stores across the country, and these being one of the biggest Apple-authorized resellers in India, the pricing would be a main thing to look at.
The Apple iPhone 5S is the actual successor to the iPhone 5, and it came in with the 64-bit A7 Chip, M7 co-processor and some excellent new additions which includes the Touch ID fingerprint scanner in the home button which is going to enhance a lot of functionality to the device, while the Apple iPhone 5C is a device which has most of its specifications similar to the iPhone 5, while the panel gets different colors and it’s the first time Apple has brought in an iPhone with several color options for the buyers to choose from. Both these devices are going to come with the new iOS 7 out of the box.