Commencing from November 1, Bharti Airtel and Reliance Communications will be selling Apple’s iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C smartphones.
The news is confirmed as Apple earlier announced that both the iPhones will be available in 35 new countries from October 25 and in another 16 countries including India from November 1, 2013. However, Apple didn’t reveal the prices then.
In fact, Airtel has opened pre-bookings for the latest iPhones. Both the iPhones, which were already launched in the US market, has seen record sales in the first three days of launch.
As per a statement released by Airtel, “Interested customers can visit select Airtel Retail Store for pre-registration.”
Reliance Communications also stated that the iPhones will be available “to customers beginning on November 1, 2013.”
As far as cost is concerned, the iPhone 5S will be available at Rs 54,000, whereas the iPhone 5C can be purchased at a price starting from about Rs 42,000.
The iPhone 5C is the best choice for consumers who like Apple’s 16GB model of iPhone 5. On the other hand, the iPhone 5S is the best option for people who want to buy the alternative option to 64GB model of iPhone 5.
The present available cost of the 16GB model of iPhone 5 in the country is over Rs 45,000, whereas the 64GB variant of the iPhone 5 is available at Rs 59,000.
A contract-free and unlocked version of the 16GB iPhone 5C is available in the US for Rs 34,700, whereas the same unlocked and contract-free iPhone 5S is available at Rs 41,000 in the United States.
The release of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C in India is well timed by Apple looking at the forthcoming Diwali festival in the country, which is on November 3.