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About the refurbished iPhone 4 in India [follow up]

We had first reported about refurbished iPhone 4 last month, a report which was widely carried across mainstream publications and also drew a lot of interest from readers, who were obviously disap

We had first reported about refurbished iPhone 4 last month, a report which was widely carried across mainstream publications and also drew a lot of interest from readers, who were obviously disappointed by Apple’s pricing for the iPhone 4S and the iPhone 4 8GB. Many called us sensationalist and some even took to sending me abusive Tweets, comments and mails, because they couldn’t find them in the open market. I have personally replied to many that we will post an update about it as soon as we have more details to share. It is now time to share some details as to what happened with the refurbished iPhone 4 units. Read on…

Beetel (Bharti Airtel’s hardware retail arm that is also distributing the iPhone 4S) received a small inventory of refurbished iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 4 16GB was available for Rs 22,500 and the iPhone 3GS 8GB for approximately Rs 15,000. However, now we learn that the inventory was small and instead of launching it in the open market (which would have cannibalized Airtel’s own inventory of brand new, and hence expensive, iPhone 4) Beetel offered the refurbished units as corporate deals. We are aware of people who picked up a refurbished iPhone 4 16GB for Rs 22,500 with complete bill and one-year warranty.

While we cannot confirm the size of the inventory, we are told the number was less than 1,000 units. Our sources were not sure when they will receive another shipment of refurbished iPhones but they assure us this was not an isolated case.

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  • Published Date: December 5, 2011 3:57 PM IST