iPhone 3G coming to India for $700 on August 22!

And you thought you paid a lot for your launch-day iPhone 8GB? Think again. As expected, Apple is bringing the iPhone 3G to India, through Vodafone and iPhone 3G coming to IndiaAirtel, with an ginormous price-tag of approximately $700 for the 8GB iPhone 3G or about $825 for the 16GB iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G will launch in India on August 22 through Vodafone.

Without any carrier subsidies, Vodafone and Airtel will be requiring their customers to pony up Rs 31,000 and Rs 36,100, respectively, for the 8GB and 16GB iPhone 3G handset. In a country where 3G isn’t even a legitimate option, and most of the population can’t even fathom spending that much on anything a cellphone, we aren’t too sure that the iPhone 3G will see as dramatic a sales run as we’ve seen in the US, Europe, and Japan.

Still, it’s good to see the iPhone 3G coming to India.

Vodafone India iPhone 3G
Airtel iPhone 3G

[Via: cellpassion]

  • VJ

    What a Exoberant price to ask for a hyped piece of crap!!!

  • Raidium

    Good Call VJ, Good Call! If they are selling this phone for that much, maybe I should sell my bouls for around the same price! LMAO! :D

  • Rajiv saini

    Hi

    There is a myth in the market place on low pricing of the product (reference price point being Rs. 8000 or Rs.12000/- which

    refers to AT&T pricing of USD 199 or USD 299).

    The reports don’t factor the commitment which a customers needs to give for a particular Price Plan for a period of 24 Months

    in the case of AT&T. For O2 the commitment is for 18 months with selected plans.

    But, if we calculate other cost like montly rental for voice, i.e., 69.99 (USD), the total cost of ownership for the period

    of 24 months for a 8 GB model comes around Rs.81000/-! The total cost of ownership for O2 is around Rs.200000/- over a period

    of 18 months.

    In first look it looks high, but in long term, it is still cheaper in India. So, don’t stop urself from buying this lovely

    gadget…

    Rajiv

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