While most parts of the world are enjoying early hands-on with the new iPhones, Apple fans in India are still waiting for the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus to reach stores. Catering to the demand of consumers, Indian retailers have started accepting pre-orders for Apple's latest flagships with a booking amount of Rs. 1,000. According to trade sources, Apple has already shared the official pricing of the new handsets with the retailers and permitted advance bookings, ET reports.
The base variant of the iPhone 6S with 16GB storage will cost Rs 62,000, which is almost the launch price of iPhone 6 Plus last year. Higher storage options will cost Rs 72,000 and Rs 82,000 for 64GB and 128GB, respectively. Comparatively, the 16GB iPhone 6 was launched at Rs 53,500 and the iPhone 6 Plus was priced at Rs 62,500.
The bigger iPhone 6S Plus is priced Rs 10,000 higher than the iPhone 6S. The 16GB variant of the 5.5-inch phablet would cost Rs 72,000 while the 64GB and 128GB would be priced at Rs 82,000 and Rs 92,000, respectively.
This time around, Apple has increased the pricing of its new iPhones, despite rumours of the cost being same as last year.
Those who are eager to get their hands on the device sooner can pre-order the iPhone 6S or the iPhone 6S Plus of any storage variant from leading mobile retailers across the country. Some retailers such as The Mobile Store, UniverCell Mobiles, Sangeetha Mobiles and others are accepting early booking.
The minimum booking amount is Rs. 1,000 per unit, which is available at Sangeetha Mobiles. The Mobile Store is accepting bookings at Rs. 2,000 until 13 October.
Apple will officially release the iPhone 6S and iPHone 6S Plus on the night of 15 October.