iPhone 7 Launches in India as New Markets Go Live Later in October

As of today, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are available for purchase in India ahead of the country’s gift-giving season. As CNBC reported, the new handsets cost more than the average Indian citizen earns in six months due to local import taxes which jack up retail price of the entry-level $649 32GB iPhone 7 to as high as $900, or a whopping $1.382 for the flagship 256GB iPhone 7 Plus model.


“The biggest challenge for Apple today is that the tariffs that India imposes on imported phones greatly increases the pricing of iPhones in India,” Gartner’s research vice president Mark Hung told CNBC’s “Street Signs” today.

Indian e-commerce site Flipkart has these iPhone 7 prices:
  • 32GB iPhone 7—60,000 rupees ($898)
  • 256GB iPhone 7—80,000 rupees ($1,202)
  • 256GB iPhone 7 Plus—92,000 rupees ($1,382)
The iPhone 7 lineup arrived in 28 markets around the globe on September 16. Since then the phones have been launching in other markets, with October seeing quite a few added week after week.



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