While news regarding the pre-booking of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been making rounds exciting fans across India, one of the authorized distributor of premium smartphones in India, Ingram Micro on Monday reportedly said it will start taking pre-orders for the latest iPhone 6 series in the country from October 7.
This is a confirmation of the news that came up earlier today. The iPhone 6 and its higher end model iPhone 6 Plus will be available across retail stores from October 17.
Ingram Micro in a statement said that it will "offer iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the biggest advancements in iPhone history, at leading modern trade stores and retail outlets across India beginning 17.10.2014 at 12:01 AM".
Customers can pre-order both models from 12.01 a.m. of October 7 at the major retail outlets of the partners, it said.
The distribution firm said that pre-booking facility will be across its about 1,200 retail outlets in top 24 cities and that booking facility will also be available on its website.
Apple and its distributors are yet to announce official price of iPhone 6 series. Other authorized distributors of iPhone are Redington, Rashi Peripherals and Reliance.
Even before the official announcement on sale of iPhone 6 series, vendors through e-commerce have starting offering the premium smartphones at price starting from around Rs. 56,000. They even claimed to have sold some units of iPhone 6 at this price.
Amazon website showed that iPhone 6 is selling for around $750, including shipping cost, in U.S., which amounts to about Rs. 46,000.
Both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus come in three versions in terms of storage: 16 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB. Both the models have 8 megapixel camera and 1.2 Mp front camera. Both have support 2G, 3G and 4G network.
The two models are different in terms of their size. While iPhone 6 has 4.7 inch screen , iPhone 6 plus has 5.5 inch display. Compared to a thickness of 7.6 mm of iPhone 5S, the sixth generation has a thickness of 6.9 mm (iPhone 6) and 7.1 mm (iPhone 6 Plus), respectively.
The previous version of iPhone series, iPhone 5S, was launched in India at a price starting Rs. 53,500 and was recently priced at around Rs. 30,000 a unit on an e-commerce website.