India is a huge market for all the vendors and your product should be of any utility then it will sell in India, whether it is of cheap quality or high-end or luxurious item. If there are people who can’t afford three meals a day then there is no dearth of people who are always in lookout for spending their pocket-bulging money on latest gadgets and luxury items.
Despite criticism by analysts that iPhone 5 is very expensive compared to highly successful Samsung Galaxy SIII and price-sensitive Indian market will not accept iPhone 5, it was sold out in few hours the moment it was made available on retail stores. All the predictions of trade pundits have gone hay wire. They have forgotten that Indians have a fetish for show-off irrespective of the fact whether they can afford a product or not or they really want it or not, they will still buy it especially the neo-rich class. And in this one billion plus population, it is very easy to find few lakhs people to lure them to buy new luxurious smartphone like iPhone 5. And some of them must have broadened their chest by possessing new iPhone 5 on the first day itself.
Apple’s iPhone 5 price in India are Rs. 45,500 for 16GB, 52,500 for 32GB and 59,500 for 64GB. As per our enquiries with different Apple distributors, they have been receiving overwhelming response from prospective customers and to meet the more than expected demand, they are in the process of replenshing their stock and in another few days, the Apple lovers will have their beloved device in their hands.
Moral of the story is that no smartphone manufacturer can ignore India market, which has huge potential for all types of devices. Probably, Apple’s higher management has not been briefed properly about opportunities lying vacant for them to tap and in future, they will launch their new product simultaneously with US market.
Some of the key features of iPhone 5 :
- 4-inch, 326ppi Retina display at 1136 x 640 pixels,
- GPRS, EDGE, EV-DO, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSDPA, LTE and Wi-Fi
- 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD recording, 720p front-facing camera
- 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB versions
- iOS 6 operating system
The iPhone 5 is made entirely out of aluminium and glass, weighs 112 grams and is 20 percent lighter than the iPhone 4S, and is the thinnest iPhone yet at 7.6mm.