Apple has decreased the price of the iPhone 5s by about 50 % in comparison with what it was in September this yr.
iPhones are undoubtedly probably the most common smartphones the world over. The iPhone 5s is 2 generations previous however the handset accounts for 50 % of the entire iPhone gross sales in India. Apple’s choice to scale back the price of the iPhone 5s is to draw extra clients to the corporate and in addition improve gross sales.
In September 2015, the price of the 16 GB iPhone 5s in India was Rs. 44,500 (about $ 660). Nevertheless, Apple has lowered the price to Rs. 24,999 (round $ 370).
The newest price reduce has been the third since September. The gross sales of the newest iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus in India nosedived after Diwali in early November, which can have prompted Apple to scale back the price of the iPhone 5s even additional.
“iPhone 6s and 6s Plus gross sales has once more dampened after a quick interval of decide up throughout Diwali, which prompted Apple to successively convey down [the] price of iPhone 5s,” per a senior government with a number one retail chain. “That is fascinating since iPhone 5s has been their best vendor within the Indian market and corporations seldom drop costs such ceaselessly for common fashions.”
An Worldwide Knowledge Company report highlighted that 26.5 million smartphones have been shipped to India in 2Q of 2015, which is a rise of 44 % compared to the identical interval of 2014. IDC additionally predicts that by 2017, India will overtake the U.S. and can turn into the most important smartphone market on the earth.
Nevertheless, Apple was not among the many prime 5 smartphone distributors in India throughout 2Q of 2015. Samsung had the very best smartphone market share through the interval with 23 %, adopted by Micromax that has 17 % of the market. Intex, Lava and Lenovo occupied third, fourth and fifth positions throughout the identical interval.
The newest price minimize on the iPhone 5s might assist Apple seize some market share in India.
Specialists recommend that despite the fact that the iPhone 5s is 2 years previous, its price level might appeal to many purchasers who want to buy a mid-ranged mobile phone. Clients of the iPhone 5s may even get to benefit from the firm’s newest iOS 9.
At present, Flipkart is promoting the 16 GB iPhone 5s for Rs. 21,938 (about $ 326) and Amazon India for Rs. 21,499 (round $ 320).
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Source : TechTimes