Apple's iPhone 4S hits store shelves in India

By Kul Bhushan | Published on Jan 01 1970
Apple's iPhone 4S hits store shelves in India

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Apple's much-anticipated iPhone 4S today hits the Indian retail shelves, approximately a month after it was unveiled in the U.S. The iPhone 4S has so far received a mixed reaction in India, mainly because of its extremely high price, as compared to other nations including the U.S. and U.K. The device is available in three variants, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. The 16GB variant of the iPhone 4S is priced at Rs. 44,500, while the 32GB iPhone 4S comes for Rs. 50,900. The 64GB variant of the iPhone 4S comes with a price tag of Rs. 57,900.

iPhone 4S Features

Apple's iPhone 4S runs the latest iOS 5 operating system. Apple, however, had to release an updated iOS 5.0.1 version after several iPhone 4S users abroad complained of battery life issues. The updated operating system has supposedly brought various improvements to the platform. The iPhone 4S has 3.5-inch retina display with a resolution of 640 x 960 pixels. The 4S comes with an 8MP camera with 1080p HD video recording. The iPhone 4S has 1GB of RAM and is powered by ARM Cortex A9 dual core 1GHz processor. The most talked-about feature of the iPhone 4S is the personal voice recognition assistant Siri. As we previously reported, Siri is limited outside the US and is likely to get full-functionality by 2012. Meanwhile, read more spec details of the new iPhone 4S here.

iPhone 4S Tariff Plans

The new iPhone 4S is hosted by telecom operators Airtel and Aircel in India. Aircel is offering a Rs. 950 plan, which includes 3,000 local and STD minutes, 350 local and STD SMSes and 650MB of 3G data, and 1GB Wi-Fi data. Aircel is offering a Rs.1150 plan (for 32GB iPhone 4S), which includes 3,500 local and STD minutes, 450 local and STD SMSes and 650 MB of 3G data and 1GB Wi-Fi data. 

Airtel, however, offers more customised options with minimum tariff plan beginning at Rs. 300 after a 50 per cent discount on the plan of Rs. 600. Besides, the telecom operator offers plans of Rs. 1,000, Rs. 1,600 and Rs. 2,000. On the highest Rs. 2,000 plan, Airtel is offering a discount of Rs. 1,000 along with 1,500 local minutes, 600 SMSes local and national SMSes, and 3GB of 3G data.

For more details on the iPhone 4S tariff offerings, click here.

Meanwhile, the price of iPhone 4 has also been revised. The 16GB variant of the iPhone 4 is available at Rs. 35,500, while the 8GB iPhone 3GS is priced at Rs. 20,900.

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