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Not so cheap after all: iPhone SE 16 GB will cost Rs 39,000 in India

An initial press release from Apple quoted the iPhone SE’s price at Rs 30,000, but it was soon followed by another that updated it to Rs 39,000

tech Updated: Mar 22, 2016 15:07 IST
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Hindustan Times
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Apple vice-president Greg Joswiak introduces the iPhone SE during an event at the Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California, on Monday.(Reuters)

The iPhone SE is here, but don’t ditch your trusty Android yet.

Apple Inc raised many an iPhone hope across India on Monday night, when it issued a press release quoting the starting price of its latest model at Rs 30,000. However, before the celebrations could even start, a second release updated the iPhone SE’s price at Rs 39,000 — a hike that is likely to create a major psychological deterrent against the handset in the cost-conscious South Asian market.

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But the phone, which was unveiled at a media conference in Cupertino, San Francisco, still remains the company’s cheapest iPhone model to date. It will be available for purchase in India from early April, an NDTV report said.

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The iPhone SE, meant to assuage the sentiments of those who didn’t feel very comfortable with the unwieldy 6 Plus, will sport a back-to-the-basics four-inch screen. Its hardware specifications, however, will be similar to that of the iPhone 6s.

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First Published: Mar 22, 2016 09:06 IST