iPhone 5 India launch, price starts at Rs. 45,500

iPhone 5 India

The highly anticipated iPhone 5 has finally got an India launch and it’s now available for purchase through Airtel starting at Rs. 45,500. Tariff plans from the carrier begin at Rs. 300 and go all the way up to Rs. 1,000 after a 50% discount. The 600 subscription provides 500 free minutes, 300 SMS messages and 200MB of data. And with the 2000 plan, users will receive 1,500 minutes, 600 texts and 3GB of data.

The sixth generation iPhone doesn’t follow the same design philosophy as the 4 and 4S. This version is taller, slimmer and faster than its predecessors. In terms of dimensions, it measures 123.8mm x 58.6mm x 7.6mm and weighs no more than 112 grams. Visuals are delivered through a 4-inch Retina display with an 800:1 contrast ratio and a 1136 x 640p resolution. Powering up the handset is the latest A6 CPU.

The device was previously speculated to debut in the country on October 26. Well, that date has long passed and it was towards the end of last month that the company provided some official details on the handset’s launch. Numerous retailers have already started to offer the phone and some are even charging a premium. For instance, a few listings on eBay have tagged the 32GB and 64GB versions at above Rs. 91,000 and Rs. 109,990, respectively, while Rediff is charging Rs. 78,990 for the 32GB option and Rs. 89,990 for the 64GB one.

The iPhone 5 is available for purchase through Airtel in India. The 16GB device can be picked up for Rs. 45,500, while the 32GB and 64GB variants cost Rs. 52,500 and Rs. 59,500, respectively. Customers can expect the handset to ship within 5 to 7 days of purchase.

Tariffs

Features:

– 8MP camera with AF, LED flash, 1080p video
– 8 hours of talktime, 225 hours of standby over 3G
– Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
– iOS 6 platform