Apple is all set to launch its new iPhones – the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in India today via its carrier and distribution partners. RCom has already announced it will be offering the new iPhones for free under a two-year contract starting from Rs 2,599 a month. Meanwhile Apple’s distributors Redington and Ingram Micro have lined up launch events across 10 cities in India – Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Ahemdabad and Ludhiana. Also Read - iOS 12.5.4 update: List of old iPhone, iPad models getting important 'security updates'Also Read - Apple iPhone 5s price comes down to under Rs 25,000, but should you buy it?
Most of the launch events will begin around 5PM but queues are already forming as this photo sent to BGR India from Ahemdabad suggests. The iPhones would only be available at select locations today to people who have already prebooked their units and have a coupon issued to them. It will be available across more retail points of sale tomorrow onwards for everyone else. Also Read - Apple iPhone 5C to be discontinued next year: Reports
The iPhone 5C is available for Rs 41,900 for 16GB and Rs 53,500 for the 32GB version. The iPhone 5S starts from Rs 53,500 for 16GB, Rs 62,500 for 32GB and Rs 71,500 for 64GB variants.
Are you standing in any of those queues? Do let us know.
Here’s the queue outside UB City in Bangalore, courtesy Aral Lobo.