“iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max as well as iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have become more expensive in India now, while the popular iPhone 11 and XR’s prices remain unchanged”
The flagship iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max have become more expensive in India by up to Rs 1,300. The more affordable iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have also seen a price hike in the country. This move by Apple is due to an increase in the Basic Custom Duty (BCD) and the withdrawal of Social Welfare Surcharge, which were announced during the 2020 Union Budget. While the prices are already reflecting on the official Apple India website, e-commerce marketplaces such as Amazon and Flipkart have not hiked the prices yet. It should also be noted that the popular Apple smartphones such as iPhone 11 and XR, as well as gadgets such as Apple Watch, iPad, Mac computers have not seen a price hike.
iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone prices in India
|Model||Old price||New price||Difference|
|iPhone 11 Pro 64GB||Rs 99,900||Rs 1,01,200||Rs 1,300|
|iPhone 11 Pro 256GB||Rs 1,13,900||Rs 1,15,200||Rs 1,300|
|iPhone 11 Pro 512GB||Rs 1,31,900||Rs 1,33,200||Rs 1,300|
|iPhone 11 Pro Max 64GB||Rs 1,09,900||Rs 1,11,200||Rs 1,300|
|iPhone 11 Pro Max 256GB||Rs 1,23,900||Rs 1,25,200||Rs 1,300|
|iPhone 11 Pro Max 512GB||Rs 1,41,900||Rs 1,43,200||Rs 1,300|
|iPhone 8 64GB||Rs 39,900||Rs 40,500||Rs 600|
|iPhone 8 128GB||Rs 44,900||Rs 45,500||Rs 600|
|iPhone 8 Plus 64GB||Rs 49,900||Rs 50,600||Rs 700|
|iPhone 8 Plus 128GB||Rs 54,900||Rs 55,600||Rs 700|
With this new move by Apple, the iPhone 11 Pro 64GB price in India has increased from Rs 99,900 to Rs 1,01,200. Similarly, its 256GB and 512GB variants are up from Rs 1,13,900 and Rs 1,31,900 to Rs 1,15,200 and Rs 1,33,200, respectively. As for the iPhone 11 Pro Max prices in India, the 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB options are now priced at Rs 1,11,200, Rs 1,25,200, and Rs 1,43,200, up from Rs 1,09,900, Rs 1,23,900, and Rs 1,41,900, respectively.
Moving on to the iPhone 8 prices in India, the 64GB variant now costs Rs 40,500 instead of Rs 39,900, whereas the 128GB option is available at Rs 45,500 versus Rs 44,900 till yesterday. Lastly, the iPhone 8 Plus 64GB and 128GB prices in India have been hiked from Rs 49,900 and Rs 54,900 to Rs 50,600 and Rs 55,600, respectively. It should be noted that these iPhone models are seldom sold at their official prices – especially for the older models – but we should nonetheless expect a corresponding increase in their prices, both online and offline.
iPhone 11 Pro series specifications
The iPhone 11 Pro series is the best Apple offers on a smartphone at the moment. Both the 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max come with the hexa-core A13 Bionic chipset, 4GB RAM, and iOS 13 operating system. Both smartphones sport a triple camera setup with 12MP wide-angle lens, a 12MP ultra-wide-angle sensor, and a 12MP telephoto unit, backed by a quad-LED dual-tone flash. The duo also sports a 12MP sensor in the front for selfies and video calls. Other key features common between the two phones are Face ID for biometrics, Bluetooth 5.0, Lightning adaptor, IP68 body, 18W wired charging and 7.5W wireless charging support, and stereo speakers.
As for the differences, the iPhone 11 Pro comes with a 5.8-inch Super Retina display with 1,125 x 2,436 pixels resolution and a 3,046mAh battery. On the other hand, the bigger iPhone 11 Pro Max sports a 6.5-inch Super Retina display with 1,242 x 2,688 pixels resolution and 3,969mAh battery.
iPhone 8 series specifications
Moving on to the iPhone 8 series from 2017, the vanilla and the Plus models have the A11 Bionic chipset, iOS 13 update, 7MP selfie camera, Lightning port, wireless charging support, stereo speakers, and Touch ID fingerprint sensor. The iPhone 8 specifications include a 4.7-inch screen with 750 x 1,334 pixels resolution, 2GB RAM, 12MP rear camera, and a 1,821mAh battery. As for the iPhone 8 Plus, it comes with a 5.5-inch display with 1,080 x 1,920 pixels resolution, 3GB RAM, 12MP + 12MP dual-camera setup on the back, and a 2,691mAh battery