Apple’s new iPhones, the iPhone XS and XS Max are all set to go on sale in India today at 6:00PM. And though the new iPhones were announced in the US on September 12 at an event in California and went on sale in the first group of countries on September 21. India is part of the second group of countries where the new iPhones are being made available today.
The new Apple iPhones are the costliest yet and the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will be available in three different storage variants at a starting price of Rs 99,900, and Rs 109,900 respectively. The iPhone XS 64GB storage variant is priced at Rs 99,900, while the 256GB variant is priced at Rs 114,900. There is also a 512GB storage model that will cost you Rs 134,900. The iPhone Xs Max 64GB storage variant, on the other hand, starts at Rs 109,000. The 256GB and 512GB storage variants are priced at Rs 124,900 and Rs 144,900 respectively.
That being said, the new iPhones are garnering a lot of attention on the social media platforms as always. People have a lot of different thoughts about the new iPhones, and those include positive, negative and humorous as well.
Some people want Apple to justify the pricing of the new iPhones
— Somesh Singh (@Somesh_97) September 27, 2018
Some were downright disappointed.
First time in 10years,i’v decided2not upgrade my iPhone,reason
1. #iPhoneXSMax has nothing new
2. it still has an ugly notch
3. idnt wanna lose my #homebutton #touchID
4. #Newgold color is inferior compared2my #iPhone8Plus
5. 1lakh44k is insane price @Apple #Apple #badapple
— Shakti Rathore (@LordRathore) September 28, 2018
Some had comments on the pricing.
iPhone Xs, costing upwards of Rs 99,000 in India is simply crazy.
— Sagar Haria (@haria_sagar) September 23, 2018
Then there were those Indians staying outside who had some thoughts about relatives asking them to get them iPhones cheap.
family in India is always wildin when you ask what they want you to send over, “send iPhone X or Tory Burch purse.” Bitch I ate cereal for my last meal
— V Chona (@vchonadoe) September 26, 2018
Some compared trips abroad to iPhone pricing.
Wow, that's almost the same cost of the iPhone XS Max in India.
— धैर्य 🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈 (@DPBigBang) September 25, 2018
Then there are some who are plain excited.
Waiting for the iPhone XS in India.. Very excited to switch back to iPhone from Android.
— PVD (@pvd07) September 21, 2018
Apple even promoted its new iPhones by roping in Shah Rukh Khan.
All that being said, we have to agree whether you like Apple or not, iPhone launches are always exciting.