If you are an Apple fanboy planning to buy an iPhone 4S or iPhone 4 and waiting for a discount on the handset, then it is the right time for the purchase. The Cupertino based tech titan has announced a price cut on both the smartphones making the iPhone 4S available at Rs 41,400 and iPhone 4 at Rs 28,300.
Though the iPhone 5's India release date is not announced officially, this act of smashing the prices of its predecessors hint at a closer launch date. However, earlier reports claim that the Apple is planning to release the iPhone 5 in India sometime near Diwali in mid-November.
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According to several reports by numerous sources, an Apple spokesperson was quoted saying, “Preparing for the launch of the iPhone 5 in India, Apple has announced a cut in prices of the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 models. According to an Apple spokesperson, the iPhone 4S 16GB model is now available for Rs 41,400, a reduction of Rs 3,100 from its earlier price of Rs 44,500. The big news for Apple enthusiasts is that the company has slashed the price of the iPhone 4 (8GB) by Rs 9,600. The phone, which was earlier available for Rs 37,900 is now available for Rs 28,300. Further, Apple has discontinued the iPhone 3GS.”
Speaking about the specs of the new Apple phone, iPhone 5 will come packed with a 4 inch display with a resolution of 1136 x 640 pixels, a new Apple A6 chipset, 1GB RAM, 16GB/32GB/64GB internal memory, 8MP rear camera with iSight technology and 1.2MP front camera.
Further, the iPhone 5 is powered by the iOS 6 platform with new features such as improved Siri voice assistant feature, deeper integration to Facebook, new PassBook and PhotoStream apps, Apple Maps, enhanced Safari browser and many more.
Also, iPhone 5 has connectivity features such as Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, 4G LTE, 3G and micro USB 2.0 support. As per Apple, the battery in the smartphone offers 8 hours talk time and 225 hours standby.
When it comes to pricing, analysts assume that the iPhone 5 will be available starting from Rs 50,000. However, in the grey markets of the country, the new iPhone is being sold at double its price.