iPhone 11, XR, and more prices in India hiked after GST rate increase

“iPhone prices have been hiked for all models Apple currently sells in India, starting from the iPhone 7 32GB all the way up to the iPhone 11 Pro Max 512GB”

iPhone prices have reportedly been hiked in India as Apple joins a growing list of companies who have been affected by the Indian government’s increase of GST rates from 12 percent to 18 percent for smartphones. Contributing factors also include a depreciating value of the Indian Rupee combined with a nation-wide lockdown following the COVID-19 pandemic. The iPhone price hike comes in effect from April 1st. Xiaomi, OPPO, Samsung, Vivo, and Realme have also earlier today announced that they will be raising the prices of their respective devices.

The information about the increase in iPhone prices was via a tweet by Manish Khatri of Mahesh Telecom. As per Khatri, the prices have increased for all iPhone variants that Apple currently sells in India, starting from the iPhone 7 32GB all the way up to the iPhone 11 Pro Max 512GB. For example, the iPhone 7 before today had been officially priced at Rs 29,900 but as per the tweet, its new price will be Rs 31,500 which is a jump of Rs 2,600. For the iPhone 8, the jump is Rs 2,100 while the iPhone XR gets a price hike of Rs 2,600. 

ModelOld priceNew price
iPhone 11 64GBRs 64,900Rs 68,300
iPhone 11 128GBRs 69,900Rs 73,600
iPhone 11 256GBRs 79,900Rs 84,100
iPhone 11 Pro 64GBRs 1,01,200Rs 1,06,600
iPhone 11 Pro 256GBRs 1,15,200Rs 1,21,300
iPhone 11 Pro 512GBRs 1,33,200Rs 1,40,300
iPhone 11 Pro Max 64GBRs 1,11,200Rs 1,17,100
iPhone 11 Pro Max 256GBRs 1,25,200Rs 1,31,900
iPhone 11 Pro Max 512GBRs 1,43,200Rs 1,50,800
iPhone XS 64GBRs 89,900Rs 94,700
iPhone XS 256GBRs 1,03,900Rs 1,09,400
iPhone XR 64GBRs 49,900Rs 52,500
iPhone XR 128GBRs 54,900Rs 57,800
iPhone 8 64GBRs 40,500Rs 42,600
iPhone 8 128GBRs 45,500Rs 47,900
iPhone 8 Plus 64GBRs 50,600Rs 53,400
iPhone 8 Plus 128GBRs 55,600Rs 58,500
iPhone 7 32GBRs 29,900Rs 31,500
iPhone 7 128GBRs 34,900Rs 36,700
iPhone 7 Plus 32GBRs 37,900Rs 39,900
iPhone 7 Plus 128GBRs 42,900Rs 45,100

The discontinued iPhone XS has also received a price hike of Rs 4,800. As far as the latest iPhone 11-series is concerned, we see that the iPhone 11 happens to have a price jump of Rs 3,600 while the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max have price hikes of Rs 6,400 and Rs 5,900 respectively. 

This is, of course, not the first time that Apple has increased hiked iPhone prices in India in recent past. Just last month the Cupertino-giant had increased the prices of some of its devices in response to the increase in basic customs duty (BCD) rate that was part of the announcement of this year’s Union Budget speech.