Apple “iPhones are selling like proverbial hotcakes in the city [of Mumbai, India],” Dean Williams reports for DNA. “‘I’m planning to buy an iPhone. I was saving up for a PDA, but now I’ve been told that the price has fallen, and that I can get an unlocked phone for less than Rs30,000,’ says businessman Manoj Rathode.”
Williams reports, “And he most certainly can. A trip to Heera Panna in Tardeo saw iPhones peering out of the windows of almost every electronics shop. The prices ranged from Rs29,500 to Rs28,000 [US$747-$709] for the 8GB model. ‘We don’t usually stock the 4GB model (which retails for about Rs24,000) [US$608] as everybody wants to buy the 8GB model, the difference is only Rs4,000,’ said one shopkeeper.”
Williams reports, “Another stated that the stock he ordered three days ago (10 8GBs and four 4GBs) had sold out and he was awaiting the next shipment. The volume of phones being sold is rising steadily. Every shopkeeper we spoke to claimed to have sold more than 50 iPhones in the last two weeks. If we add up the number of shops we spoke to — six — that would make more than 300 iPhones sold in a fortnight and that’s just from one mall.”
Williams reports, “Keep in mind the iPhone is not scheduled to officially launch in the country till next year.”
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