Apple iPhone 5S, 5C to hit stores on November 1
Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Apple iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C smartphones will be available in India from November 1.
Airtel has already started pre-bookings for the latest iPhones which saw record sales in the first three days of launch in the US market.
RCom has said that it will offer the iPhones "to customers beginning on November 1, 2013."
While the iPhone 5C would be available at price starting at Rs 41,900, iPhone 5S will be priced at Rs 53,500, market reports said.
A contract-free and unlocked 16GB version of the iPhone 5C is available for USD 549 (about Rs 34,700) in the US, while an unlocked and contract-free iPhone 5S can be bought for USD 649 (about Rs 41,000).
IPhone 5C will be a choice for consumers evaluating Apple's 16 GB model of iPhone 5 while iPhone 5S can be an option for customers looking for an alternate option to 64 GB model of iPhone 5.
Apple last week announced that iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C would be available in more than a dozen countries on November 1, including India, without revealing their prices.
Apple has timed the release of latest iPhones in India before Diwali, which is on November 3. Apple products have previously hit the Indian markets in the last fortnight of November or the first fortnight of December.
With Agency Inputs