Recently, Apple announced the launch of its new products at the California streaming Event. Products like iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 pro Max along with an Apple smartwatch and iPads were launched.
The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini comes with an XDR display of 6.1 inches and 5.4 inches respectively. With a 6-core CPU and 16 core neural engine for machine learning tasks, both the iPhones support 5G. With such features, and much more, who won’t be tempted to buy one?
But the launch price of the iPhone is approximately 70,000/- INR and it varies according to the variant. So, what makes it so expensive for India? The major reason is Customs Duty. These high-quality smartphones are not manufactured in India, and hence command custom duty of about 22.5%. Along with this, import tax and GST tax are levied, which cause the prices to skyrocket.
Taxes approximately amount to Rs 24,625/- for an iPhone 13, Rs 21,543/- for an iPhone mini, Rs 36952/- for iPhone 13 Pro and Rs 40,000/- for and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Whew!
Why does an iPhone prove to be hard on an average Indian’s pocket? What is it that makes it so enticing for buyers, that it makes it difficult for them to return to using android phones? There are a couple of reasons that can be attributed to this. Firstly, Apple makes and controls the user experience in totality. It not only designs the hardware but also makes its software. The total operating service is minutely taken care of and they are extremely easy to use. A splendid camera quality as well as an excellent storage capacity makes it totally worthwhile to use it.
The iPhone series has been launched in the country and is going to be in stores from today, though pre-booking had started before.