Apple iPhones Get Even Costlier in India Due to GST Rate Hike

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If you were planning to get a new iPhone once the lockdown in India ended, then you should be ready to shell out a little extra. Apple has increased the prices of most of its iPhone models in India today because of the 12% to 18% GST rate hike that went into effect today.

Apple has increased the retail prices for the latest iPhone 11 series, along with iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone 8 and iPhone 7 series in India. The latter (iPhone 7) now starts at Rs. 31,500 as opposed to Rs. 29,900 for the 32GB base variant. The exorbitant price tag for the top-of-the-line iPhone 11 Pro Max variant (512GB) now crosses the 1.5 lakh threshold with this price hike.

The Cupertino giant has hiked the Indian retail prices by at least 5% for each product. If you’re looking for a comparison between the old and new rates, we have compiled a quick list of updated iPhone prices right here:

ModelOld Price (INR)New Price (INR)
iPhone 7 (32GB)29,90031,500
iPhone 7 (128GB)34,90036,700
iPhone 7 Plus (32GB)37,90039,900
iPhone 7 Plus (128GB)42,90045,100
iPhone 8 (64GB)40,50042,600
iPhone 8 (128GB)45,50047,900
iPhone 8 Plus (64GB)50,60053,300
iPhone 8 Plus (128GB)55,60058,500
iPhone XR (64GB)49,90052,500
iPhone XR (128GB)54,90057,800
iPhone XS (64GB)89,90094,700
iPhone XS (256GB)1,03,9001,09,400
iPhone 11 (64GB)64,90068,300
iPhone 11 (128GB)69,90073,600
iPhone 11 (512GB)79,90084,100
iPhone 11 Pro (64GB)1,01,2001,06,600
iPhone 11 Pro (256GB)1,15,2001,21,300
iPhone 11 Pro (512GB)1,33,2001,40,300
iPhone 11 Pro Max (64GB)1,11,2001,17,100
iPhone 11 Pro Max (256GB)1,25,2001,31,900
iPhone 11 Pro Max (512GB)1,43,2001,50,800

We have double-checked the updated retail prices from Apple India’s official website. You can head over to this link to see the newer prices for yourself. This is the second price hike for iPhones in the country this year. Apple recently hiked iPhone prices due to increased import duty on mobile phones and chargers.

In addition to Apple, other popular phone makers including Xiaomi, Samsung, and Oppo have also announced a price hike in line with the tax rate hike on smartphones. You can check out the updated Redmi and Poco phone prices right here.

VIA FoneArena
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