Buying An iPhone From US? Things To Know

Posted By Prapti Upadhayay
Published Sept 15, 2022

Hindustan Times

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Apple's iPhone 14 series went live on September 9, 2022. The four iPhones in the series are iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max

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The starting price for the iPhone 14 series in India is Rs 79,900 for non-Pro variants and Rs 1,29,900 for Pro versions

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Compared to other countries, the US has considerably cheaper prices, beginning at $799 (about Rs 63,590) for non-Pro versions and $999 (around Rs 79,507) for Pro models

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Here are some things to consider if you plan on getting an iPhone from the US

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Switching to eSIM

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Apple has removed the actual SIM card slot from the iPhone 14 series in the US and switched to eSIM

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While major carriers such as Jio and Airtel offer eSIM in India, installing and configuring an eSIM from one device to another is a time-consuming procedure

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Additional $30 for an unlocked device

Models of iPhones bought in the US are locked to specific US-based carriers, such as AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon

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An 'unlocked' iPhone is required to use an iPhone outside of the US with an Indian cellular carrier such as Airtel or Jio. Apple charges a $30 surcharge for an unlocked iPhone

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Sales taxes

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Sales tax is also applied to the iPhone purchase. This varies from state to state and is usually 8 to 10%, which raises the price even higher

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