Get ready: Apple’s iPhone 6S and 6S Plus will hit India on October 16

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Sep 29, 2015 10:10 IST
New models of the iPhone 6s are seen displayed during an Apple media event in San Francisco. (AFP File Photo)

Apple said on Monday iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus will go on sale in India beginning October 16.

The new iPhones had hit stores in several countries in the first wave of sales last week.

There was no immediate word on the pricing of the devices, but experts said the entry-level price could be around Rs 50,000-60,000.

Several sites that offer to ship the devices after buying them in countries that have already started selling the devices show price tags of over Rs 80,000. A listing on EBay’s Global Easy Buy put the price tag at Rs 82,225. The prices would be lower once the devices start selling in India.

After a redesign last year, which included an enlarged screen and the addition of mobile payments, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus boast more modest improvements.

The phones, which are the same size as last year’s models, feature 3D touch, a display technology based on a “Taptic Engine” that responds according to how hard users press their screens.

However, several reviewers have said the new features might not be compelling enough to persuade iPhone 6 users to upgrade, according to Reuters. “You might not feel the usual pull to get a new iPhone unless you really want a better front-facing camera,” Nilay Patel of The Verge said in a review published on Tuesday.

Apple has said just a fraction of its customers have upgraded to the iPhone 6, suggesting there is room to grow. More important than customer appetite for upgrades is the iPhone’s “proliferation” outside the United States, particularly in China, said Aaron Rakers, an analyst at Stifel Nicolaus & Co.

With Reuters inputs

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