Finally we have some news regarding Apple Iphone 4 launch in India. Although Vodafone had mentioned they would be bringing Iphone 4 to India, they had not given any time-frame.
Now, Airtel has gone ahead and announced the launch of iPhone 4 just before Diwali to cash in on the Festive season, when many Indian’s look for buying new stuff.
I am sure Vodafone will try and beat Airtel for the iPhone 4 launch. The same thing had happened during the run-up for Iphone 3 launch in India. Vodafone & Airtel, both were in a race to launch the much sought after gadget earlier than its rival.
iPhone 3G was a big flop in India, primarily due to the costs involved. Even now, both Airtel & Vodafone are selling iPhone 3G for 35,000 (16GB) and 41,000 (32 GB).
Iphone 4 price is not yet announced, but expect it to be in a similar or bit on a higher side than 3G models.
Incidentally, after the launch of iPhone 4, 3G model of iPhone saw such a low demand that they are being sold for USD 99 in shops like Wal-mart & Best Buy !