The Indian government has raised the import tax on electronic equipment products in categories like cell phones and television sets. In a move to give a boost to the production sector, the taxation was increased from 10 percent to 15 percent on imported handsets. So here is the latest iPhones with updated prices.
Apple, that assembles only the iPhone SE at India, has seen a gradual gain in the pricing of this iPhones which can come into effect from 18 December.
According to Apple, the average price rise is approximately 3.5 percent. The fluctuations in costs will be seen on all iPhones now selling in India from the iPhone 6 (32 GB) all the way to iPhone X (256 GB). It is exempt from the price rise, since the SE is created in India.
At the low end of the iPhone line up, the iPhone 6 (32 GB) will see a price rise from Rs 29,500 to Rs 30,780 whereas, at the higher end, the iPhone X (256 GB) price increases from the original MRP of Rs 1,02,000 to Rs 1,05,720. The iPhone SE prices will remain unchanged.
Here is the complete list of iPhones with updated prices
|iPhone model||Current MRP (in Rs)||Updated MRP from 18 Dec (in Rs)|
|iPhone 6 (32 GB)||29,500||30,780|
|iPhone 6s (32 GB)||40,000||41,550|
|iPhone 6s (128 GB)||49,000||50,660|
|iPhone 6s Plus (32 GB)||49,000||50,740|
|iPhone 6s Plus (128 GB)||58,000||59,860|
|iPhone 7 (32 GB)||49,000||50,810|
|iPhone 7 (128 GB)||58,000||59,910|
|iPhone 7 Plus (32 GB)||59,000||61,060|
|iPhone 7 Plus (128 GB)||68,000||70,180|
|iPhone 8 (64 GB)||64,000||66,120|
|iPhone 8 (256 GB)||77,000||79,420|
|iPhone 8 Plus (64 GB)||73,000||75,450|
|iPhone 8 Plus (256 GB)||86,000||88,750|
|iPhone X (64 GB)||89,000||92,430|
|iPhone X (256 GB)||1,02,000||1,05,720|
|iPhone SE (32 GB)||26,000||26,000|
|iPhone SE (128 GB)||35,000||35,000|
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According to Counterpoint Research associate manager, mobile phone firms who import phones from overseas would impacted by the newest taxation of the government. The government raised the import tax on movie cameras and dropped the one on television sets 20 percentage, its statement said.