The Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available in India exactly a month after its global unveiling at the Bill Graham Centre in San Francisco on Wednesday. When sales start on October 7, the iPhone 7 model will become available for prices starting Rs 60,000 for the 32GB version. This is significant as the iPhone 6s 16GB had an India launch price of Rs 62,000. Pricing of the iPhone 7 Plus is still unknown. The new iPhone 7 series comes with new updates to performance, camera and display technology. Last year the iPhone 6s started at Rs 62,000 going up all the way to Rs 82,000 in India; the iPhone 6s Plus started at Rs 72,000 going up all the way to Rs 92,000.
An Apple press note confirmed India will be in the second batch of countries, which will get the newly announced iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. This is also the first time they’ve confirmed the India pricing at the launch event itself. Like with the iPhone SE, Apple has been quick to announce the price, thus putting an end to unnecessary speculation. Apple also confirmed prices for the new accessories. The wireless AirPods including charging case will be available for Rs 15,400 beginning in late October. All iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models will include EarPods with Lightning Connector and a Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter. Apple will sell these separately as well at Rs 2,500 and Rs 900, respectively. With such a pricing and no headphone jack, it was obvious for social media to react. Here are some of the reactions:
— Faisal Sabri (@F_Sabri) September 8, 2016
A strategic move by Apple to make #iPhone7 water proof to make it resistant to the tears of all Apple lovers who cannot afford it.
— Rocky Bhalabhola (@UnrealAbhi) September 8, 2016
#iPhone7 launch with headphone jack death ……. seems like introduction to new wireless world but …… are we ready yet for this ?
— mridul saurabh (@saurabh_mridul) September 8, 2016
— Nikki Tanaka (@NikkiBaeee) September 8, 2016
— Jake Humphrey (@mrjakehumphrey) September 7, 2016
An #iPhone7 for Rs. 60k + !!!
Only dolts suffering from the tech- indulgence disease will fall prey to such scams.
— T.A.N.U.J. G.A.R.G. (@tanuj_garg) September 8, 2016
— YUYO (@YuyoLarrazabal) September 8, 2016
— Ash (@C4ETech) September 7, 2016
Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus go on sale on September 16 in stores, although pre-orders open from September 9.