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Apple increases prices of iPhones, Apple Watch

Apple increases prices of iPhones, Apple Watch

New Delhi: After Budget 2018 presented in Lok Sabha, Indian government’s decision to increase customs duty on mobile phones from 15 percent to 20 percent. When contacted Apple, the company confirmed the change in prices of iPhones and Apple Watch, which are reflected on its website as well.

Notably, this rate was increased from 10 percent to 15 percent in December last year. With the latest price revision, the iPhone 6 (32GB) sees the biggest price jump of 3.6 percent, reported Gadgets360.

Prices for Different Apple Devices:

The iPhone 6 (32GB) has a new MRP of Rs. 31,900, up from the previous Rs. 30,780; the iPhone 6s (32GB) has a new MRP of Rs. 42,900, up from the previous Rs. 41,550; the iPhone 6s (128GB) has a new MRP of Rs. 52,100, up from the Rs. 50,660; the iPhone 6s Plus (32GB) has a new MRP of Rs. 52,240, up from the previous Rs. 50,740; the iPhone 6s Plus (128GB) has a new MRP of Rs. 61,450, up from the Rs. 59,860.

The iPhone 7 (32GB) will now retail at Rs. 52,370, up from Rs. 50,810; the iPhone 7 (128GB) has a new MRP of Rs. 61,560, up from Rs. 59,910; the iPhone 7 Plus (32GB) has a new MRP of Rs. 62,840, up from the previous Rs. 61,060; the iPhone 7 Plus (128GB) has a new MRP of Rs. 72,060, up from the previous Rs. 70,180.

The newer iPhone models have also received price hikes. The iPhone 8 (64GB) has a new MRP of Rs. 67,940, up from the previous Rs. 66,120; the iPhone 8 (256GB) has a new MRP of Rs. 81,500, up from the previous Rs. 79,420; the iPhone 8 Plus (64GB) has a new MRP of Rs. 77,560, up from the previous Rs. 75,450; the iPhone 8 Plus (256GB) has a new MRP of Rs. 91,110, up from Rs. 88,750. And, finally, the iPhone X (64GB) has a new MRP of Rs. 95,390, up from the previous 92,430; and the iPhone X (256GB) has a new MRP of Rs. 1,08,930, up from the previous Rs. 1,05,720.

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Even Apple Watch variants have received a significant price hike in the new announcement. The Apple Watch Series 3 GPS (38mm) has a new MRP of Rs. 32,380, up from the previous Rs. 29,900; the Apple Watch Series 3 GPS (42mm) has a new MRP of Rs. 34,410, up from the previous Rs. 31,900. The new prices are also applicable for the Nike+ edition.

As iPhone SE is being manufactured in India, the price remains same for all its variants. The 32GB variant starts at Rs 26,000 and 128GB version remains at Rs 35,000. However, the e-commerce sites offer huge discounts on this iPhone, which leads to a starting price of Rs 20,499.