It’s official! iPhone 4 in India on May 27, with reverse subsidy [update]
This is not a rumour, ladies and gentlemen. We have just received a press release from Aircel confirming what we had been speculating upon – the iPhone 4 will be coming to India on May 27! The phone will be available for both postpaid and prepaid users. We are not going to potter about the specs of the phone as those are more than well-known (retina display, 5MP camera, thousands of apps, etc., etc.). What really interests us is the fact that the phone is going to be reverse subsidised, once again just as we had predicted. The release states that “Following an upfront payment of Rs. 34,500 for the 16GB model and Rs. 40,900 for the 32GB model, customers will have the opportunity to recover 100 percent of their upfront iPhone cost in monthly credits on their service plan over a period of 24 months.” Needless to say, we are probing away for details – and for Airtel’s plans in this regard (they have not said a word officially yet, but we are sure they will) – and will keep you updated. In passing, we wonder if it is just plain coincidence that this release lands up in our inbox the very day on which Samsung is going to launch its flagship Galaxy S II, or has there been an attempt to steal thunder here?
Update: We have the details of the plans being offered with the iPhone 4 by Aircel. Just head here to get the details.