Friday, May 18, 2007

The iPhone in India ? Would you buy it ? - Poll

The iPhone is slated to arrive in Asia in 2008, and presumably will also enter the fastest growing mobile market (India, for those that didn't know) around the same time.
But would you buy it ?



Why ? Why not ? Please post your comments below.

Where to Buy an iPhone in India ?

83 comments:

Anonymous said...

its june 1st and my freind in india already has one...india is way too great to launch things in a hidden way....poor apple! doesn't even know things are launching in india even b4 they know when they gonna launch it..hahahhahaha

Paul Devis said...

Dear Anonymous,
Unless, it's a fake paper iPhone, there is no way your friend could have one :)

Anonymous said...

can i purchase it in US and can use in India? I mean, will there any technical problem for that?

Paul Devis said...

Anonymous : can i purchase it in US and can use in India? I mean, will there any technical problem for that?
No, the iPhone will not work in India, because it'll be locked to Cingular.

And you can only buy the iPhone with a two year contract from Cingular. So it might be better if you saved your monry till the iPhone is released in India.

Anonymous said...

Hi,
have been listening a lot of apple's iphone...

I m writing from india, but there is so much chaos about the launch date (in india)

I have read the comment in which you told that we cant buy it from US and take it to india...
Can you please tell me what will be the price of the phone will it be same $500 & $600 or more...

Guys like me who are planning to change the phone have halted there decision for the time being but it seems apple is taking so much time to arrive...

Paul Devis said...

Anonymous,
The price of an iPhone will be $499 and $599 for a 4GB and 8GB capacity phone and that does not include the cost of the contract with AT&T which could depend on the type of Data Plan you choose.

The iPhone is expected to arrive in Europe by the end of this year and in Asia in 2008 and it may even have 3G capability.

I'm sure Apple wont forget the fastest growing mobile market in the world.

Look on the bright side, with so much time on your hands, you have more time to start saving money for the iPhone :)

mistercrowley said...

Paul...technically, yes..an iPhone in the US would be locked onto Cingular, but it's possible (and increasingly easy) to pick up "unlocked" phones in India and South-East Asia...I've seen quite a few people here in India walking around with unlocked Treos and BlackBerrys which still bear the Cingular / Sprint logos...personally though, I'd rather wait for the original instrument to hit the Indian market.

Anonymous said...

Buy a SONY.........
THe new SE phones are far superior than the iphone...

the battery of the iphone is gonna suck like the ipod :)

Paul Devis said...

""the battery of the iphone is gonna suck like the ipod :)""

Apple recently revised the Battery life on the iPhone. It's much longer than previously expected.
Apple revises battery specs

Anonymous said...

I am currently using my iphone in India. I have activated it through ITUNES with some mauvering. I have programmed it to work with GSM sim card from Airtel.It's working perfectly well. I have 2 new models of unlocked IPHONES which i can sell for INR 40,000 or USD 1000

Laz said...

Dear Anonymous,

Do you still have the phones? I would like to buy one off you. Does it really work on an Indian GSM Sim card?

Vishaal Lazarus
9820289370

Anonymous said...

Why not if we get all these features only for the Indian version .. http://mutiny.in/2007/02/08/iphone-india-edition-hidden-features/

Anonymous said...

Can Anyone tell me wat services are supported by the iPhone ? I heard it only supports the AT&T services. Is this true ?

Anonymous said...

Now that SE w960 and k850 camera phone are gonna release, i actually have stopped waiting for iphone. except for the multipoint touch screen, there is nothing much which iphone can boast on. Even nokia is coming up with many models. Anyways by neglecting India, these fools at apple just made a bad impression on Indians like me.

Anonymous said...

http://www.georgehotz.com/
Where the hack started. Hardware tinkering required. Free process update

www.iPhoneSimFree.com
Next group with a hack. Only software related. For Cash

reg
Big J

Anonymous said...

hi
A website iphonenirvana.net
claims they have unlocked iphone which works in india.
They are selling at 30K.
Is it true, has anyone checked it out, has anyone saw a iphone working in india, if yes what was the price.
Brajesh

PD said...

hi
A website iphonenirvana.net
claims they have unlocked iphone which works in india.
They are selling at 30K.


30K sounds too expensive, especially since the price of the iPhone has dropped by $200.

Source

They have a video of the iPhone running on the Hutch Network, no idea if it's a fake though.

Anonymous said...

iPhone is available with me in Delhi, India, limited stock.

These are Unlocked to work with all GSM Operators (Airtel, Hutch, Idea, MTNL, BSNL etc.)

1) Iphone 4GB version shall cost Rs.19,990
2) Iphone 8GB shall cost Rs.29,650.

Add Rs.450 for Blue Dart shipping anywhere within India. Phone will ship from Delhi.

Payment can be remitted in our ICICI account or you can send a DD.

If someone picks up from Delhi shipping charges will be waived.

You can email me at: iphoneimporter@gmail.com

Cheers!

Anonymous said...

get it from someone in the US, you get it for a damn cheap 400$ even if you buy from Apple

I paid online through my Citibank Card and got charged 41.1 rupees per dollar which makes it 16400

you can unlock it online using Iphonesimfree.com... for 45$.. that makes it totally around 18K for 8GB model

if you are not sure of unlocking it yourself then check ebay.in where there are number of people who will unlock it for you for less than 2K

Anonymous said...

Can anyone tell me just one thing...

If I get an iPhone from US, can it be unlocked here in India?? And if yes, where??

Anonymous said...

I have one Iphone tht I got from the US and my dad is using it and another one is on its way for me. I unlocked it myself and I can do it for othrs in mumbai as well just post your email address and I shall contact you---quickSilver

Anonymous said...

If i buy it from US from Apple store, it cost $400, however they insist on 2 year contract. So is there any stores/online stores i can purchase it from and get it shipped to India?

Anonymous said...

Response to "I have one Iphone tht I got from the US and my dad is using it and another one is on its way for me. I unlocked it myself and I can do it for othrs in mumbai as well just post your email address and I shall contact you---quickSilver"

Can u please contact me at amit.kverma@wipro.com

Anonymous said...

Hi, I just bought an iphone in the US for use in India. I would greatly appreciate it if someone could please help me unlock it. Please contact me at s_v_ramani@yahoo.com.

Wonder said...

hi if any of ull have any issues with unlocking their iphone, feel free to mail me cuteprick@hotmail.com.....i unlock iphones and sell them too.....if anyones intrested get in touch.

Nj

Anonymous said...

my email ID is kabirn9@gmail.com
Could you please send me the procedure to unlock iphone in india

Anonymous said...

well guys am looking out for an iphone, can sometime tell me when can i get it in india?

Anonymous said...

Is that true that iphone software can be hacked easily?

roshan said...

if anyone intersted 8gb iphone brand new than let me know 09879899955 me in mumbai can send anywhere...

Amit said...

dear roshan
what is the price you are asking for. can i inspect the phone in mumbai before i buy. need to check if it suits my purpose before i buy.
please let me know. u can also call me at 9820724205

gans said...

Dear Roshan,
Whts the price that ur looking for?

prashanth said...

hey guys i jst picked up an iphone in bangalore.. it jst took tht guy 30 min to unlock da phone... the phone is awesome... but few drawbacks..tht's sad... u cant take video's & u cannot transfer or recive files through bluetooth... leavin tht its awesomeeeee!!!!1

Anonymous said...

Hey Prashanth!!!
Could you plz tell me one thing... U got this phone from US n unlocked it, or u purchased unlocked phone from someone in india????
AMIT VERMA

Anonymous said...

i would like to purchase an iphone in delhi, would any of u help me with that???????? please mail at balkmohan@gmail.com, its urgent........

Rahul said...

if you get an iPhone version 1.02 you can unlock it for free... The hack for version 1.1.1 will be available soon... I'm typing all this from an iPhone... Its a must have!!!

PD said...

Rahul, any chance of posting screen shots ? Thanks

Rabiya said...

Hi, everybody there. I and my partner just got Iphone, and I am pretty happy with it. Its a 8gb one and it is fantastic from my point of view. But my partner is not. so ithere is anybody who is interested let me know. 09845151692. I have some brand new BluRay movies ( playable on PS3 and BluRay players). let me know of somebody is interested. I am based in Bangalore, India.

iphoneindia said...

iphone users in india, pls join our iphoneindia group.

http://groups.google.com/group/iphoneindia

Saaketh said...

The iPhone works with Indian sims
I have one which works. My friend unlocked it for me.

Wonder said...

Get your iphone unlocked or upgrade it to the latest version

UNLOCK WITHOUT OPENING THE PHONE, SO DONT WORRY

If anyones interested, please email me cuteprick[AT]hotmail.com or call me...

Come with your iPhone & i'll unlock it within 15mins.

CALL ME ON 9820541041
AM LOCATED IN MUMBAI

Anonymous said...

Here is the link to unlock iphone for FREE!!!

http://iphonefreed.blogspot.com

Works in India

Anonymous said...

Hi Guys, I got Iphone at Bangalore, hacked, worked fine with Airtel. Couple of days later I connected it to PC, It synchrised with Itunes and said that newer version of Itunes available for phone, would you like to update, as usual I said yes and my phone got locked again.
Therefore just one suggestions friends, Please don't update the Phone software.
Additionally am looking for someone who can unlock it at bangalore for me..... Plz

sandeep said...

hiii,
my uncle is coming frm US in a week...

i told him to get an 8GB iphone...
now, i know that it can be unlocked here, but my doubt is whether we have to get it activated there(in US) and then unlock here?
or
just purchase there & bring the pack directly here without any activation there(in US)???

can i tell my uncle to directly bring the phone here(without any activation there)???
and, will i be able to get it unlocked for BSNL sim & be able to use all its features(ipod..etc...)???

plzzzz ans me....its urgent...he is coming in a week...

THANK U ALL IN ADVANCE :)

my mail id is :
we_frends@yahoo.co.in

Nigel said...

@sandeep tell ur uncle to get the phone directly and u can get it unlocked here...mail me cuteprick@hotmail.com if u need any help

Unlocker.Iphone said...

I am based out of bangalore.
I am a software engineer and i am using an iphone with Airtel.
Contact me at unlocker.iphone@yahoo.com to unlock the iphone in bangalore.

unlocker.iphone said...

When you update the firmware version , the unlocked Iphone will not work.

To unlock it , we need to downgrade the firmware version and unlock it again.

Contact me for more info.Unlocker.iphone@yahoo.com.
I am based out of bangalore.

Nigel said...

Get your iphone unlocked or upgrade it to the latest version

UNLOCK WITHOUT OPENING THE PHONE, SO DONT WORRY

If anyones interested, please email me cuteprick@hotmail.com or call me...

Come with your iPhone & i'll unlock it within 15mins.

CALL ME ON 9820541041
AM LOCATED IN MUMBAI

Anonymous said...

I own an iphone but i am unable to sync it with my itunes library... when i click on sync, the iphone says synchro in progress and nothing happens ever. I ignored the update software etc etc... please help !

Nigel said...

u need to sync the iphone with a usb 2.0...it should work fine then

Laddi said...

Im coming to india next month with apple iphone 8gb was wondering if anyone can unlock it? It got version 1.1.2 preinstalled.

Nigel said...

Get your iphone unlocked or upgrade it to the latest version CALL ME ON 9820541041 AM LOCATED IN MUMBAI

Aks said...

hi, does anybody know which is the latest version of the s/w on iphone. i'm planning to buy one from the grey market and they say the latest version is 1.1.2 is this correct????

also, what happens when the iphone is officially launched in india, then can we start upgrading using itunes regularly without worrying abt it getting locked.

Punjabi Munda said...

Yes 1.1.2 is latest currently.

Nigel said...

Get your iphone unlocked or upgrade it to the latest version, Accidentally upgraded phones repaired too CALL ME ON 9820541041 AM LOCATED IN MUMBAI

varunkrish said...

iphone might become a failure in india

10 Reasons why the Apple iPhone wont hit India

http://www.fonearena.com/blog/2007/12/26/10-reasons-why-the-apple-iphone-wont-hit-india.html

ApplePie said...

Cut the crap Varun.... iPhone is all set to Rock the Indian mobile market. I am not sure if you have handle one of the sleek iPhone... its magic how it work and will make Indian mobile users crazy.... Its coming in march so be ready....!

gaurav said...

Dude you can get an apple iphone in delhi for something like 1800 in lajpat nagar. you just need to unlock it, there are many sites which help uu do dat even the shops do it for free..........

snl said...

where in Lajpat Nagar? are they apple iphones or duplicate iphones?

Anonymous said...

i want to buy brand new iphone of latest version. can any1 sell me ? i am gonna buy the phone in next 2-3 days.....will buy 2 pieces.. kndly send me replies on gauravchharia22@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

hi,
i am planning to buy iPhone fron US. i am in Chennai TN India. can we unlock it here if so then whether it will work as a normal phone. i hear that after unlocking message and calls functions are not working properly and it all depends upon lunk of the phone:) is it true??? please reply to badri.prasad[at]yahoo.com

vicky said...

hi,
I am planning to buy apple i-phone 8 GB. My friend has brought one from US. but now people are saying me that it will not work here as they only work in US on contract with AT&T. can u please tell me if it work in India, can browse on it easily... and what will be the cost of unlocking it...

bye

Anonymous said...

Can anyone tell me when iphone will launch in INDIA i.e. exact month...

Manish Gupta said...

Hi Everyone. I am currently in U.S. and thinking if buying an iphone from here and use it in India. I did a lot of R&D of whether to buy it or not, it will work or not. I still have few queries..
1. I know that v1.1.1 can be unlocked anywhere in India. but Delhi frey market can only unlock it for the phone service not the IPOD. Is that true?
2. Apple has released Iphone with new software v1.1.2 & v1.1.3 now, so i dont think older version are available in the market. Will that be possible to unlock the newer version as Apple and some of the website says that its not possible to unlock it with these newer version. Please let me know if anybody has the unlocked iphone which has v1.1.2 with bootloader 4.6.

Any latest comments post would be highly appreciated.

vinodh said...

Manish they can be unlocked if you need help leave ur mail I can forward you how to unlock.

you need have a wifi,(unprotected )
computer windows xp sp 2

mail me on vkreddy2003@hotmail.com.

I can help you it is unlockable buy 16gb version if u r in US

Trasterus service said...

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8/16 unlocked 620/720$
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We are looking partners in India for export-import.
If you have any questions email me:
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AVANEESH said...

I have recently purchased 8 GB I phone. By mistake, I was trying to download updated version of I tunes and in the process, my phone got locked.
Can somebody help me in unlocking my phone so that i can use it..

Anonymous said...

I have one iphone 8GB completely unlock, working with Airtel, Activated EDGE/GPRS, NES roms for games and installed Installer for thrid party application.

Available only for people in Hyderabad.

Please call me on 9989336020 for details

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am looking to purchase an iphone from the US and then unlock and use it in India, can it be used with the vodafone service,will all features of the phone work.
Can anyone help me with this and suggest me if this is the right thing to do?

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Anonymous said...

the gentleman who unlocked the iphone first in USA within 16 hours of release of iphone is a proud Indian

And he has made the rest of the world proud
AT&T FYI

Diwakar said...

I am buying to buy Iphone ASAP. Let me know the stors in New Delhi India. mail me on diwakarsoni@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

hey is true tat we can get an unlocked iphone in india for Rs.12000??

Tizil 7 co said...

Alright... we all know that the iPhone is available in many places in India like the Palika Baazaar and Karol Bagh. For all your queries, I suggest you all visit:

http://www.labnol.org/india/interesting/buy-iphone-in-india-from-wipro-hcl/700/

It will answer all your questions. Hope this helps!!

arun kumar negi said...

i really would like to hav this most awaited i phone..........i m anxiously waiting for the day wen this will launch in india .......so u guys plz do let me no moire about this .....i m waiting ....................

Anonymous said...

i checked the price of the i- phone at heera panna today...due to sudden rise in dollar the price for the 8gb has shot up to rs 29000....which is quite alot...until 2 weeks back it was available in the grey market in mumbai for 23000 max....what a shock....!!!!!!i was hoping to pick it up by the end of the month...but now it seems totally outta my budget....

PD said...

Anon, wait for the 3G iPhone to come out in India. (Only Airtel and Vodafone)
It Cant cost a lot more that $199. Even after the 10% tax on mobiles

Anonymous said...

Of course it will cost a lot more than 199$. That is only the price that consumers have to pay while activating a contract in the US with At&t. It is estimated that Apple receives another 300 $ from the service providers.

In case the iPhone is launched in india without a binding contract, which is my guess, people will have to pay more.

Try it with 500$, the price will therefore be at least around 22 000 INR for the 8GB version.

Swapnil said...

I am from India and currently in Europe and have an option to buy an iphone here since I have residence permit of Netherlands. But I will be returning back to India in October.What if I buy it and unlock in India? Will there be some legal problems from Tmobile? Because iphone is available at very low cost here but I have to pay monthly installments till 2 years which I won't be paying after I am back to India.

Anonymous said...

I would rather go for Nokia N96 if i hv to spend that much, iphone is not really value for money. if it comes abt 10-15k range its worth it.

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