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Well, no doubt Apple's iPhone X price has created a big buzz in the smartphone industry. In fact, the newly released smartphone has set a new record for the most expensive device in India.
The new iPhone X 256GB variant has crossed the Rs. 1 lakh mark. Thre is also the 64GB variant but this variant also costs Rs. 89,000 and that is still not budget friendly. Moreover, considering the iPhone X price in India it's even more expensive comparing it to the U.S. pricing of the handset. So is it better to buy the smartphone is U.S.? It might be so.
In any case, to make things a bit clear for you, we will compare the prices between the iPhone X, as well as those of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus prices in India and the U.S. With this comparison it will be clear how expensive are the new iPhones.
One thing to note here is that manufacturers have to pay some amount while importing smartphones from a particular country. So the direct conversion of pricing will affect the Indian pricing and makes it higher than in the U.S.
This article will basically give you an idea about the difference apart from other aspects like taxes, exchange rates and more.
iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus Price
Starting with the Apple iPhone 8, the 64GB variant comes at a price of US $699. In India, the handset will be available at a price of Rs. 64,000, which approximately comes up to $998. It's about 43 percent more than in the US. Talking about the 256GB storage variant, the US pricing is fixed at $849 while the smartphone costs Rs. 77,000 in India which translates to approximately $1,200 meaning 41 percent higher than the U.S. price.
Moving forward to iPhone 8 Plus, the 64GB variant of the smartphone is priced $799. In India, the smartphone comes at a price of Rs. 73,000, which comes up to approximately $1,139, and it is 43 percent more than in the U.S. The 256GB storage variant of the iPhone 8 stands at $949 in the U.S. while in India the smartphone is priced at Rs. 86,000, which is approximately $1,341 and around 41 percent higher than the U.S. price.
The iPhone 8 series will be up for pre-orders in India starting September 22 and will be launched in India on September 29.
iPhone X Price
And finally the flagship iPhone X, the 64GB variant of this smartphone is priced at $999 in the U.S. In India, the handset is priced at Rs. 89,000 which is approximately $1,388 and around 39 percent more than the U.S. pricing. As for the 256GB storage variant, the handset is priced at $1,149 and Rs. 1,02,000, in India. The price is 39 percent higher than the US again.
The pre-orders for iPhone X will start on October 27, and shipping will begin on November 3.
Well, now that you have gone through the article you can clearly see how much is the price difference and we can say that in the Indian market the price difference is relatively on the higher side in comparison to the U.S.