The iPhone 14 will be launched in India next week. Apple has announced that it will hold a launch event on September 7 where the company is expected to launch four new iPhone models. These phones could include the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max/Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. The entire iPhone 14 range will become official in the global market, including India. However, the output will take time. Rumors suggest that the iPhone 14 series could go on sale around a week after launch. The official release date has not yet been confirmed by the brand.
Ahead of the official launch, rumors and leaks have already revealed almost everything about the iPhone 14 series. But the million dollar question is how much will the iPhone 14 cost in India?
Now, one of the latest reports suggests that the iPhone 14 will be priced slightly lower than the iPhone 13 in the US. Now, does this mean that the price of iPhone 14 in India will also be lower than the Indian price of iPhone 13?
Answer: No, really.
Let’s see what the new report suggests. Now, the report states that the iPhone 14 (possibly the 128GB model) will be priced at $749 (which roughly translates to Rs 60,000). As a reminder, the iPhone 13 launched in the US for $799. Now, considering this report, the price of iPhone 14 will be cheaper by $50 (which is about Rs 4,000).
Coming to the most important question, will iPhone 14 be cheaper than iPhone 13 in India? Not really. Well, if you are an Apple iPhone enthusiast, you will know that iPhones are always more expensive in India than in the United States. Now, this is due to factors such as high import duties, 18% GST, other fees, and of course Apple’s own profit margin. For example: iPhone 13 was launched in the US at $799 (i.e. around Rs 64,000) but in India it was unveiled at a much higher price. In India, iPhone 13 was launched at a price of Rs 79,990. This is for the base model.
This will also be the case with the iPhone 14. The Indian price of the iPhone 14 will be much higher than the US price. In fact, the iPhone price in India this year might be slightly higher and this is due to the depreciation of the rupee against the dollar.
So how much will the iPhone 14 cost in India? Considering the current price of the iPhone 13, it could cost around Rs 85,000 for the base model. Currently, iPhone 13 is available on Apple’s online store at the starting price of Rs 79,990. On the other hand, third-party platforms like Amazon, Flipkart, Croma and others are selling iPhone 13 at a very reduced price. Now, as per tradition, Apple could cut the price of the entire iPhone 13 line as well as the iPhone 12 line.
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