These iPhone models have become expensive in India
Apple has increased the prices of some iPhone models in India so as to offset the increase in basic customs duty announced in the Union Budget 2020. The tech giant has hiked the prices of iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus by up to Rs. 1,300. The new prices come in to effect from today.
The iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max have become expensive by Rs. 1,300. The iPhone 11 Pro now starts at Rs. 1,01,200 (previous price: Rs. 99,900) for the base-end 64GB model and goes up to Rs. 1,33,200 for the 512GB top-model. Likewise, the iPhone 11 Pro Max now starts at Rs. 1,11,200 (64GB model) and goes up to Rs. 1,43,200 for the 512GB variant.
Apple has also increased the prices of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus by Rs. 600 and Rs. 700, respectively. As per the new rates, the iPhone 8 costs Rs. 40,500 for the 64GB model and Rs. 45,500 for the 128GB variant. Similarly, the iPhone 8 Plus is now priced at Rs. 50,600 for the 64GB model and Rs. 55,600 for the 128GB variant.
According to Apple, the prices of these aforementioned iPhone models have been hiked due to "an increase in the basic customs duty (BCD) rate and the withdrawal of earlier exemption from BCD/Social Welfare Surcharge" announced by the government in the Union Budget for 2020-21.
Notably, the current price revision is applicable to the iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus models. Hence, the prices of the iPhone 11 and other models remain unchanged. Further, the prices of all the iPad models, Apple Watch models, and Mac devices available in India have not been raised, either.