New Delhi: All the ardent Apple fans who can’t wait for the official launch of iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus on October 16, there is a piece of news which might interest you.
The customs officials at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport have seized over 180 iPhones, all to be sold in the grey market, according to news reports.
Smuggled iPhone 6S handsets are already on sale at Gaffar Market in Karol Bagh (New Delhi), the largest grey market for phones in north India and are available at a price of over Rs 1 lakh.
The over-the-roof price for the new iPhones comes from the demand of hardcore iPhone fans, who are willing to spend a fortune just to get the handset before it is officially released in the market.
The iPhones go on sale in India on October 16 and while there is no official word on pricing, many websites that offer to ship the devices after buying them in other countries are showing a starting price of over Rs 60,000 for the base variant.