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Apple iPhone X: Man rides a horse, accompanied by a band to collect his new phone

He even received his iPhone X while still sitting on the horse.

  • Published: November 5, 2017 12:41 PM IST
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A Mumbai man took his love for iPhone a notch higher. On November 3, when the sales of the Apple iPhone X kicked off in India, Mahesh Pallival from Thane’s Naupada district went riding a horse to the stores, accompanies by a band, to collect his pre-booked iPhone. Do not miss the placard reading I love iPhone X , which he carried! Also Read - Apple AR headset to launch in late 2022 with mac-level computing power: Kuo

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Apparently, he did not even get off the horse to receive the iPhone. He sat right there on the horse, where he was handed over his new iPhone X by a Hariniwas circle store owner Ashish Thakker.

While researchers had been expecting a lull in sales of the iPhone X, the initial gush has been strong. However, this in itself is proving to be a problem because the demands are high and the supplies are seemingly low. Apparently, retailers and online players were handed over a thin supply of the iPhone X, and many of them are already out of stock. ALSO READ: Apple iPhone X first impressions: When you have to control your emotions

Reportedly, authorised resellers and corporate partners were disappointed at the limited stock being handed over to them. Don t expect any beeline for iPhone X in India as the company has handed over very limited stocks some received even a mere 15-20 units to online as well as offline authorised resellers. We, however, are yet to see a unit, an Apple Authorised Corporate Partner told IANS on the condition of anonymity. ALSO READ: Apple iPhone X: How to set up and use Face ID

Consequently, this has led people starting their own grey market. Yesterday, people were spotted re-selling their brand new iPhone X on eBay for fat margins. The iPhone X is the most expensive iPhone so far, with the 64GB base variant priced at Rs 89,000. The 256GB variant retails at a whopping Rs 102,000. However, on eBay India, a 64GB variant of the iPhone Xis selling for as high as Rs 148,000. The iPhone X 256GB variant is selling for a whopping Rs 170,000. ALSO READ: Some Apple iPhone X buyers reportedly unable to activate devices

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  • Published Date: November 5, 2017 12:41 PM IST


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