Last week Apple launched the iPhone X in 55 countries, including India. As expected, there’s been a lot of excitement around the launch of the new iPhone. While on one hand, we came across news of a man going to collect his iPhone X on a horse, another was detained at the Mumbai airport with 11 pieces of Apple’s latest iPhone on him.
The person, identified as Bhavesh Ravjibhai Virani, was travelling from Hong Kong to Mumbai on November 3 and was detained by the Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) of Mumbai Customs at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Virani was held with 11 pieces of the iPhone X with a total value of Rs 10.57 lakh, ANI reports. “We are in the process of finding the reason as to why was he carrying the phones,” a Mumbai custom officers was quoted as saying. ALSO READ: Apple iPhone X first impressions: When you have to control your emotions
This report comes at a time when analysts expected a dull sale for the iPhone X in India. But contrary to the expectations, the launch saw long queues outside stores that is seen after every new Apple launch. The iPhone X is the most expensive Apple smartphone so far, with the 64GB base variant priced at Rs 89,000. The 256GB variant retails at a whopping Rs 102,000.
Rumors about low stocks have resulted the iPhone X selling at a premium at grey markets. People have already started re-selling their brand new iPhone X on eBay. A 64GB iPhone X variant is selling for as high as Rs 148,000, while the 256GB variant is selling for a whopping Rs 170,000.
The Apple iPhone X is a radical change from the previous iPhones. For one, it ditches the Touch ID sensor, and has opted for Face ID feature. In terms of specifications, the iPhone X flaunts a 5.8-inch edge-to-edge OLED Super Retina Display, an A11 Bionic 64-bit chipset, and a M11 motion co-processor. In the photography department, the iPhone X sports a dual-camera setup which includes a 12-megapixel wide-angle sensor of f/1.8 aperture, and a 12-megapixel telephoto sensor of f/2.4 aperture.