After the Budget 2018 announcement, Apple has immediately increased the prices of iPhones in India. All the iPhone models including the Apple iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus will all see an increase in price, except the iPhone SE which is being assembled in India.
The rise in iPhone prices was expected as with the Union Budget for 2018-19, the government increased the import duty on mobile phones from 15 to 20 percent. This is the second time Apple is raising prices since December 2017, when the customs duty was hiked from 10 to 15 percent.
The latest import duty applies to all phones that are manufactured outside India. All of Apple’s phones are manufactured in China. However, they are assembling the iPhone SE in India, so it remains unaffected by the price change. Here are the new iPhone prices in India.
Apple iPhone X price in India
The Apple iPhone X is now priced at Rs. 95,390 for the 64GB variant from the earlier Rs. 92,430 price, which was introduced in September 2017 at Rs. 89,000. The 256GB variant will now cost Rs. 1,08,930 in India, increased from Rs. 1,05,720. Its original price was Rs. 1,02,000 during the launch.
Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Price
The Apple iPhone 8 64GB will now start at Rs. 67,940, up from the Rs. 66,120 price which was in December 2017. It was launched at Rs. 64,000. The 256GB iPhone 8 will now cost Rs. 81,500, up from its previous price of Rs. 79,420. The iPhone 8 Plus 64GB variant will now start at Rs. 77,560, up from the previous price of Rs. 75,450. The 256GB iPhone 8 Plus now costs Rs. 91,110 compared to the earlier price of Rs. 88,750.
Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Price
The Apple iPhone 7 32GB now costs Rs. 52,370 in India. The earlier price for this variant was officially listed as Rs. 50,810. The 128GB iPhone 7 will now cost Rs. 61,560 compared to the earlier price of Rs. 59,910. The iPhone 7 Plus will now start at Rs. 62,840 in India from the earlier price of Rs. 61,060. The 128GB iPhone 7 Plus will now be priced at Rs. 72,060.
Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus Price
Apple iPhone 6s is now starting at Rs. 42,900 in India for the 32GB variant. While the 128GB version iPhone 6S will cost Rs. 52,100. The iPhone 6s Plus will now start at Rs. 52,240 for the 32GB version. The Apple Watch Series 3 also gets costlier and is now available at Rs. 32,380 in India.
As mentioned, the price of the iPhone SE in India will not change because Apple manufactures the iPhone SE in India. The 32GB version iPhone SE will cost Rs. 26,000 and the 128GB version remains at Rs. 35,000.