Increasing prices for goods and stuffs is a big no-no for consumers. But in India, iPhone prices are skyrocketing with only iPhone SE as an exemption.
iPhone Prices Increase
The government of India raised taxes last week on imported phones to boost domestic manufacturing. Because of this, Apple increased the prices of their phones by 3.5%. That is a slightly big increase to be honest.
Only the iPhone SE was saved from this price increase because it is locally assembled in the country. Apple’s contract manufacturer assembles the iPhone SE in Southern India. Apple also has plans to expand local manufacturing in the country but wants a range of incentives and tax breaks from the government which is yet to agree to.
The new prices for some iPhones, effective from December 18, are:
iPhone 6 32 GB: Rs 30780
iPhone 6s 32 GB: Rs 41,550
iPhone 6s 128 GB: Rs 50,660
iPhone 6s Plus 32 GB: Rs 50,740
iPhone 6s Plus 128 GB: Rs 59,860
iPhone 7 32 GB: Rs 50,810
iPhone 7 128 GB: Rs 59,910
Given the price increase, the question comes about the iPhones and are they worth buying at new prices or not.