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A vendor at EBay is offering iPhone 6 for about Rs 55,954 and promising October 8 as estimated time to deliver the product without any extra shipping cost. Another vendor on ShopClues.com in a mailer shared price of iPhone 6 16 GB with 4.7 inch screen size at Rs 59,999. The e-commerce firm is charging Rs 149 as shipping cost and promising on its website to deliver product by October 8. Apple unveiled these phone on September 9 and reports have speculated that Apple may officially start selling iPhone 6 series in India from mid-October or early November. Also Read - Apple in tussle with Russian govt over App Store payment options
Amazon website showed that iPhone 6 is selling for around $750, including shipping cost, in US which amounts to about Rs 46,000. Vendors at E-bay have also started pre-booking iPhone 6 Plus which has 5.5 inch screen for price starting around Rs 77,000. Both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus come with 8 megapixel camera and 1.2 Mp front camera. Both these phones support 2G, 3G and 4G network. They in three versions in terms of storage: 16 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB. Compared to a thickness of 7.6 mm of iPhone 5S, the sixth generation has a thickness of 6.9 mm (iPhone 6) and 7.1 mm (iPhone 6 Plus), respectively.
According to research firm IDC, Samsung is the market leader with 25.2 percent share of the global smartphone market, followed by Apple (11.9 percent) and Huawei (6.9 percent) during the second quarter of 2014. A total of 295.3 million smartphones were shipped in the April-June 2014 quarter, up 23.1 percent from 240 million in the same period last year. Shop Clues declined to comment while no comments were received from Apple and EBay.