Finally, the latest Apple models – iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus – have reached Indian shores. The iPhone 6s is available in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB variants at Rs 62,000, Rs 72,000 and Rs 82,000, respectively. The 6s Plus 16GB, 64GB and 128GB models are priced at 72,000,Rs 82,000 and Rs 92,000, respectively.
The prices didn’t stop Apple fans from waiting in long queues to get their hands on the latest Apple devices. Take a look at the video showing the midnight launch in Mumbai.
Similar excitement was seen at iZenica, New Delhi.
A look at some more first buyers of the new Apple devices.
Retailers have already started taking pre-orders for the devices. Everyone is trying to woo audiences with offers and deals to pick the expensive devices. For instance, Bharti Airtel announces free 4G data wth iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, Zopper announces Rs 1000 discount, Infibeam lets you pre-book the device and also offers additional festive discount, and Vodafone offers freebies worth Rs 8,885. The device is also available via Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal and several other online and offline retailers.
Apple made the new iPhone models available for sale on September 25 across the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore. Now if you look at the US prices, the iPhone 6s starts at $649 that translates to roughly Rs 42,235. This model has been listed at S$1,048 (approx Rs 48,295) in Singapore. Now, it is to be seen if the higher prices will deter Apple’s India following from buying the device.
The iPhone 6S comes with a 4.7-inch with a 1334 x 750 pixel Retina Display whereas the iPhone 6S Plus comes with a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 pixel Retina display. The iPhone 6S and 6S Plus are 0.2mm thicker than the last generation iPhones with the iPhone 6S at 7.3mm and iPhone 6S Plus at 7.1mm.
Both the phones come with the Apple A9 chipset with the M9 co-processor embedded into the A9 chipset. According to Apple, A9 offers a 70% speed bump with CPU heavy tasks and a 90% speed bump in GPU intensive tasks as compared to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus phones which sported the A8 chipset. The new phones will get iOS 9.
Thanks to the additional heft due to the 3D Touch display the iPhone 6S Plus is 20 grams heavier at 192 grams, and iPhone 6S is 14 grams heavier at 143 grams as compared to its predecessors. On the connectivity front, you will get LTE Advanced, 802.11ac Wifi, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, Wi-fi calling, GPS and GLONASS. Other features such as TouchID has become two times faster, Apple Pay will be supported as well.