Apple is all set to bring their newly launched seventh generation iPhones, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus to India on October 7th. However, today the Cupertino giant has officially announced massive price cuts for last year’s iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. The 128GB variant of the iPhone 6S which was originally priced at Rs 82,000 will be now available for Rs 60,000 after facing a substantial drop of Rs 22,000. Similarly, the bigger sized – iPhone 6S Plus (128GB) will be sold for Rs 70,000 descending through a discount of Rs 22,000.
Furthermore, 6S’s 32GB variant now costs Rs 50,000, while the same storage option of the 6S Plus has been brought down to Rs 60,000. Additionally, Apple’s recently unveiled 4-inch iPhone SE is also getting a minor price cut of Rs 5,000 and will be available at a cost of Rs 44,000 for the 64GB variant and Rs 39,000 for 32GB. Incidentally, Apple is entirely ditching the 64GB model across all of its handsets. Each of these slashes will go live across all the stores and e-commerce websites eventually. At the time of writing this article, Amazon was selling the iPhone 6S for about Rs 63,000 and Flipkart at Rs 65,000.
In comparison, the upcoming iPhone 7 is priced at Rs 60,000 for the 32GB variant which isn’t a bad deal overall, though a lot of customers would prefer purchasing a 128GB handset. You can check out rest of the official prices for the upcoming iPhone 7 and 7 Plus right here. Moreover, given their recent market share plummet in India, it would make sense for Apple to now bring down the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to the mid-budget price bracket and iPhone 5S to budget that still sells for an unjustified price of Rs 21,000. As a result, we would recommend waiting for iPhone 7’s launch right now.
Announced originally in October 2015, the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus are still worthy smartphones to purchase. Both of them feature 3D Touch, improved Touch IDs, Apple’s A9 chipset, 12MP rear cameras with Live Photos and 4K video recording. They come with an aluminium unibody and carry a 4.7/5.5-inch display respectively. Moreover, there’s a fingerprint scanner housed under the home button and they run on the latest iOS 10.