Apple announced its latest devices last night – iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. India isn’t on the initial release list, but the devices are available at the same price as the iPhone 6 – $649 and $749 for the 16GB variant of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, respectively.
There’s a new Apple A9 processor and Apple claims it’s 70 percent faster in terms of CPU tasks and 90 percent faster in terms of graphics as compared to the A8 chip in the iPhone 6.
If specifications are what would make you decide, it’s a simple decision to upgrade to the iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus. Although this is primarily from the specification list, a longer term use would reveal the experience with the device.
As far as the price of the device is concerned, there isn’t much to ponder over. If you’re keen to opting for an Apple iPhone, or simply upgrade then there’s not much to ponder about. The iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus will be available at the same price as the iPhone 6. So it all depends on the deals on offer.
If we consider an exchange price of Rs 65 to the dollar, then the price of the price of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus is Rs 42185 and Rs 48685, respectively. Add taxes and margins and this moves closer to Rs 50000. Although that does seem appealing, the local Indian price would be much higher.
It all comes down to the availability dates of the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus in India. Considering that Apple is now taking a closer look at Apple, the devices could possibly arrive in India over the next couple of months. Since the Diwali festive season, when there’s usually a surge in purchases, Apple could possibly be working towards an October-November launch in India. In the US, Apple has also launched an upgrade program. By paying Officially, Apple hasn’t mentioned any India launch date.
If upgrading to a new device is high on priority, then you might want to consider some of the earlier versions of the iPhone such as the iPhone 6 or iPhone 5S. Considering that there is a consistent fall in price, by Diwali discounts and trade-in deals would make a great buy.