The iPhone 4 was launched way back in June in the U.S followed by other countries. But India has been one country among others that hadn't gotten the iPhone 4 love. Of course the iPhone 3G and 3GS are being sold even today. But Apple had remained tight-lipped about the launch of the iPhone 4 in India. Well, all that will be changing soon with Indian network operator Aircelannouncing plans to launch the device in Indian markets starting from May 27th.
Director of Aircel, Mr. Sandip Das said, "We are very proud to bring iPhone 4 to Aircel customers in India. We always endeavour to bring to our consumers a world class experience and offer the best in innovation and service. With a robust roll out of Aircel' s 3G services in 13 circles across India, the launch of iPhone 4 will allow our consumers to truly savour the 3G experience. With our incredible new price plans, we aim to make iPhone more affordable than ever."
It is very frustrating that our country is getting the handset so late when other countries around the world are anticipating its successor's arrival. However, it is commendable that Aircel is bringing the device to the country, but we fear if it may be a little too late. And here's the big surprise, the 16 GB model of the iPhone 4 will start from a whopping Rs.34,500, while the 32 GB model will cost Rs.40,900. I wonder as to how a person can call this affordable. But I guess that's how Aircel likes to market the new device. The handset will be up for grabs from this Friday at select Aircel retail outlets.
The Postpaid plans are as follows:
And now for the Prepaid plans:
We're not really sure as to how people would respond to this new arrival in the Indian market. My personal belief is that these two models of the iPhone 4 are obscenely overpriced, what do you think?