Apple’s new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c selling well in India; outselling Samsung Galaxy S4, says retailer

“After a much hyped November 1 launch, Apple Inc.’s iPhone 5S and 5C have captured the imagination of smartphone lovers in India,” Muhammad Zulqarnain Zulfi reports for The Indian Express. “The new Apple buyback offer as well as lucrative deals from telecom operators like Reliance, Airtel and Vodafone have added to the sales. On the other hand, Samsung Electronics’ new Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Gear combo does not seem to have caught the Indian buyer’s fancy.”

“An executive at Apple reseller Imagine in a South Delhi mall said, ‘We usually keep around 100 units for seven days,’ Zulfi reports. “But since the launch of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, we have to update stocks every two days. “And sales increase three times over the weekend,” he said, adding that the buyback and EMI offers were doing great.”

“The new Samsung S4 seems to be losing out in this new fight between the two smartphone giants.,” Zulfi reports. “Says Rajesh Kumar, manager at multi-brand electronic store, ‘This month we had 10 units of both Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5C [in stock]. Surprisingly, I have no iPhone 5C or iPhone 5S left, while there are three Galaxy S4 smartphones still available. Now, you can judge on your own.'”

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  1. But… but… but ‘those poor people’ can’t afford iPhones and their lot in life will be to buy low-cost Android smartphones mainly sold by Samsung. That’s the best they can ever hope to attain with their meager yearly income.

    It’s rather insulting for all Indians to be lumped in a group like that, but… The analysts have spoken and they’re always right.


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