Apple hikes iPhone prices in India post-customs duty hike

Check out the prices of the Apple iPhones post the custom duty hike.

Apple hikes iPhone prices in India post-customs duty hike

New Delhi: On the expected lines, Apple has increased the prices of iPhone in India.

The decision comes after the government hiked the customs duty from 10 percent to 15 percent for mobile handsets last week.

Apple has become the first manufacturer to raise prices (on MRP) across iPhone models, except iPhone SE that the company assembles in the country.

The Cupertino-headquartered company imports nearly 88 percent of its devices into the country.

iPhone X lovers will have to shell out Rs 92,430 for the 64GB variant, which was earlier available for Rs 89,000.

The 256GB variant will now cost Rs 1,05,720 from the earlier price of Rs 1,02,000.

The iPhone 8 will now be available for Rs 66,120 (64GB variant) and Rs 79,420 for the 256GB variant.

The iPhone 8 Plus will cost Rs 75,450 for 64GB variant and Rs 88,750 for the 256GB variant.

Apple is also seeking tax relief and other incentives from the government to begin assembling more handsets in the country.

Apple is currently assembling iPhone SE model at its Bengaluru facility with Wistron Corporation, its Taiwanese manufacturing partner.

With Agency Inputs