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We know that the iPhone will be priced at $199 in the USA, but what many of us do not know is that this is a subsidised price that Apple and AT&T have worked out. Going by market researcher iSuppli, each iPhone has been subsidised to the extent of $300! This subsidised rate is made up through higher call and SMS rates.
What that means for us is that we may not be seeing Airtel and Vodafone’s iPhone priced at Rs. 8000, not with SMS and call rates in India being one of the cheapest in the world (with plans to decrease even further). The price may instead be at around Rs. 21,000.
So would you be willing to pay 21,000 bucks for the new 8GB iPhone 3G when it hits Indian shores?