Apple has started selling its four years old iPhone 4 smartphone at the reduced price of Rs. 22,900, in India. It is another matter that many resellers are selling this device between Rs. 20,500 to Rs. 21,500. This smartphone has medicore hardware features. It has 3.5 inches display with 960×640 pixels resolution, and has the weak Apple A4 chip inside. This phone has 512MB RAM, and 8GB of internal storage, which is non-expandable. This device is equipped with 5MP rear and 0.3 MP front camera, and is packed with 1420 mAh battery. The iPhone 4 runs on iOS 6.1.3, and can’t be upgraded to the latest version of Apple iOS 7.
The Indian market is dominated by Android smartphones, and now the users prefer to buy the big screen smartphones and this is the reason that the phablets have become quite popular here. If somebody has to shell out Rs. 20,ooo or so then he has many good options in front of him. Will he not go for the latest Samsung Galaxy Grand 2, which is the latest smartphone from the stable of Samsung, and available in the range of Rs. 22K.The GALAXY Grand 2 has a 5.2 inch HD TFT display with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels, and is powered by Quad Core 1.2GHz processor, coupled with 1.5GB RAM, 8GB Internal Memory, which can be expanded upto 64GB via microSD card. This phone comes with an 8MP rear camera.
The reason for offering the iPhone 4 at the reduced price appear to be that Apple must have some inventory left of this smartphone, and they wanted to clear the stock and hence this clearance sale. This phone is no more in production and in many countries, it is offered even free by the carriers to sell their contracts. But, nowadays the Indian customers have become very intelligent and they are aware of the latest developments in the all the technology arena. Gone are the days when Indians used to buy old technology products. Now, they want to have the latest products albeit at an attractive price, and hence all the manufacturers – be it smartphones or tablets vendors, bring the latest products in Indian market, as early as possible.
Still, India is a huge market and only fanatics and blind follwers of Apple devices, might go in for iPhone 4, but chances are quite bleak even in this segment.