It was always due. With the arrival of the new iPhone 4S, Apple has slashed the rates of existing devices, making the 8GB iPhone 3GS free on contract and reducing the iPhone 4 to $99 on carrier agreement.
The 4S, on the other hand, is available for:
16GB – $199 | 32GB – $299 | 64GB – $399
Related: New iPod Nano Prices | New iPod Touch Prices
Apart from the Nano, Apple has updated the Touch as well, giving users a host of new products today.
- 8GB – $199
- 32GB – $299
- 64GB – $399
Please note there is no 16GB update
The new iPod Touch will be available from October 12.
Good news for Apple Fan Boys in India! Apple seems to have suddenly developed a soft corner for the second most populated country in the world. The company had always abandoned the Asian giants since it first launched the iPhone back in 2007. Since then, the Indians have been waiting for Apple products to arrive in India but to no avail. Apple kept ignoring the land of customs and cultures. But now, all of a sudden, things are starting to look brighter in this part of the sub-continent.
Previously, Apple used to launch products in India after 8-10 months of their U.S. launch, thereby attracting the wrath of the Indian consumers who felt Apple was using India as a dumping ground for old products. But now, Apple launched the iPad 2 in India after just 3 months of its U.S. launch. And guess what, they went out of stock within a few hours!
As if this wasn’t enough to suggest that Apple have started valuing India, the Cupertino giant has now slashed iMac and Mac Mini prices in India by a noticeable 15%! Following are the new prices, as mentioned by Apple Store India:
Strong rumors are also floating around that Apple is planning to launch factory unlocked iPhone 4’s in India this month end and that Airtel have already started pre-registrations. Guess Apple is eyeing India as a new major source of revenue. The Indians, of course, aren’t complaining and wouldn’t mind getting the goodies.
P.S. To know why India never featured in Apple’s marketing list, read this brilliant article on Technorati: Decoding Apple’s Marketing Strategy