ADVERTISEMENT

iPhone launches in India

Tourism

Normal 0 21 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Normál táblázat"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} Apple’s 3G iPhone made its debut in India on Friday with a price tag of $700, or about three times the US retail price

The launch in New Delhi drew a small crowd, but in Jaipur, the local Maharaja was seen waiting in line. Smuggled iPhones have been available in the black market in India for months. “It is seen as a status symbol, an aspirational product, so you can expect to see not just the rich, but also tech-savvy youngsters and people in small towns buying it,” said Pinaki Mishra, head of retail & consumer practice at Ernst & Young.

A spokesman for Indian mobile operator Bharati Airtel said the company received more than 200,000 pre-bookings for the new iPhone before prices were announced.

The iPhone was also launched in Singapore on Friday with Singapore Telecommunications Ltd, Southeast Asia’s largest telecoms firm, the first to sell it. (Agencies)

ADVERTISEMENT

Digitization, sustainability among characteristics of future... Analysis

Digitization, sustainability among characteristics of future...

Lawmakers approve residency permit for digital nomads Parliament

Lawmakers approve residency permit for digital nomads

Magyar Bankholding chairman to serve as CEO as well Appointments

Magyar Bankholding chairman to serve as CEO as well

ITM, capital gov't agree on support for public transport City

ITM, capital gov't agree on support for public transport

SUPPORT THE BUDAPEST BUSINESS JOURNAL

Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.