Now this has come as a big surprise to me – Infibeam has started selling iPhone 4 in India at a price of Rs. 38,299 for a 16 GB model. There are multiple surprising aspects about this…
Firstly, they are calling this phone as “Officially Unlocked iPhone”. I really don’t know what that means? Does it mean that these are U.S iPhones and have been unlocked by Apple for India? I highly doubt that. If they had to do that, they would have first launched it through Telecom carriers.
Secondly, if it is a legitimate phone for India – Why call it “officially unlocked at all”?
It is my feeling that these phones are picked up from grey market and there is nothing really official about it ! These are grey market iPhones. So if you are planning to buy it, please consider all the risks of buying a Grey Market product.
Now, having said that, Infibeam clearly offers 1 year manufacturer’s warranty, so there is still a small doubt in my mind that it may actually be a genuine official iPhone.
Also, Infibeam has iPhone 4 in stock and orders are shipped in 2-3 days time at following costs:
- Apple IPhone 4G 16 GB (Officially Unlocked) – Rs. 38,299/-
- Apple IPhone 4G 32 GB (Officially Unlocked)Black / white – Rs. 43,479/-
So what is your take? Is it a grey market phone or has Infibeam really struck a deal with Apple and selling phones officially. Let us know if you know something more than we do !