Not so cheap after all: iPhone SE 16 GB will cost ₹39,000 in India
An initial press release from Apple quoted the iPhone SE’s price at ₹30,000, but it was soon followed by another that updated it to ₹39,000
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 ₹30,000. However, before the celebrations could even start, a second release updated the iPhone SE's price at ₹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.