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Around 55,000 Apple iPhone 6 units shipped to India ahead of launch tonight: Report

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will go on sale at midnight in India. Apple is ensuring there are enough handsets available to last the weekend, and it is said to have shipped 50,000-55,000 units of th

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The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will go on sale at midnight in India. Apple is ensuring there are enough handsets available to last the weekend, and it is said to have shipped 50,000-55,000 units of the iPhone 6 to India, Economic Times reports.

The report also claims that pre-bookings for the iPhone 6 in India have exceeded 21,000 across retail stores, large chains and online retailers. This is despite the confusion that reigned on the first day of preorders. By shipping more than double the units, Apple is ensuring there is no shortage during the first weekend.

Last year, Apple only managed to ship around 20,000 units of the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C, and hence could not keep up with the high demand. The gold variant of the iPhone 5S was especially in short supply. There is however no word on how many respective units of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been shipped to India. Considering the iPhone 6 Plus and the 128GB storage variants are said to be more in demand, it will be interesting to see if Apple has shipped enough units of these models.

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As mentioned above, retailers will start shipping the iPhone 6 to those who preordered the new smartphone at midnight. As for prices, the 16GB variant of the iPhone 6 is priced at Rs 53,500, the 64GB variant is priced at 62,500, and the 128GB variant is priced at Rs 71,500. As for the bigger iPhone 6 Plus, the 16GB variant is priced at Rs 62,500, the 64GB variant is priced at Rs 71,500, and the 128GB variant is priced at 80,500.

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The iPhone 6 go on sale on the day Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 phablet too hits the markets in India. Apple’s arch rival launched its flagship phablet in India earlier this week with a ridiculous price tag of Rs 58,300.

  • Published Date: October 16, 2014 12:23 PM IST
  • Updated Date: October 16, 2014 4:28 PM IST