iPhone 7 RED, iPhone SE, iPad Lineup India Prices Revealed

Apple unveiled the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus (PRODUCT) RED on Tuesday, in addition to iPhone SE with bumped up storage, and a new iPad with an improved display and the A9 chipset. As is the custom, Apple announced India price of only select new models, but now, Gadgets 360 has information about pricing of the entire lineup of new products.

iPhone 7 RED, iPhone SE, iPad Lineup India Prices Revealed

iPhone SE 128GB price in India

Let’s start with the iPhone SE, which we already knew starts at Rs. 27,200 for the new 32GB variant. Gadgets 360 can confirm that new 128GB model of the iPhone SE is priced in India at Rs. 37,200. The 16GB and 64GB iPhone SE variants are priced at price points around Rs. 21,000 and Rs. 30,000, respectively.

iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus red variant price in India

We can also confirm that all iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus (PRODUCT) RED Special Edition models will be available in India at the same price as other colours of the same capacity. That means 128GB iPhone 7 (PRODUCT) RED is priced at Rs. 70,000, while you can get double the storage by paying Rs. 10,000 extra. Meanwhile, the iPhone 7 Plus (PRODUCT) RED Special Edition 128GB and 256GB models are priced at Rs. 82,000 and Rs. 92,000 respectively.

Apple iPad price in India

As for the new iPad, Apple announced earlier that the 32GB Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + cellular models start at Rs. 28,900 and Rs. 39,900 respectively. Gadgets 360 can confirm that the new iPad 128GB Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + cellular models will retail in India at Rs. 36,900 and Rs. 47,900 respectively. Smart covers for the new iPad are priced at Rs. 3,500.

As always, that all prices listed here are MRP, and the market operating prices (MOP) will usually be lower, as we’ve seen recently and before.

Apple takes iPhone 7 preorders, quickly exhausts supply of Jet Black

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Apple began taking pre-orders for its iPhone 7 and 7 Plus earlier today, and not surprisingly, some models quickly exhausted their supplies, leaving customers with weeks to wait.

The scramble to order an iPhone began at midnight PT, 3 a.m. ET, when Apple and U.S. carriers opened the doors to their online sales sites.

By business hours, Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus in Jet Black — a new, highly-polished finish — faced a delay in shipping that stretched into November, with the smaller iPhone 7 Jet Black reporting a shipping delay of 3 to 4 weeks. The matte black iPhone 7 Plus was also in demand, with shipping dates out two to three weeks. However, other colors of both the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus were still available for pre-ordering with Sept. 16 arrival dates.

Friday, Sept. 16 is the date when the newest iPhones go on sale at retail in 29 markets, including the U.S. and China.

It’s not unusual for Apple to quickly run through the pre-order allotment of some or even all models, colors and capacities of its newest smartphone. “There have always been supply constraints,” said Jan Dawson, chief analyst at Jackdaw Research. “But in the past the demand was balanced across the board.”

That’s not the situation today: The tilt towards Jet Black reflected a “double whammy,” said Dawson, who pointed out that it was the hue most desired by early adopters and the finish that relied on a “different, labor-intensive process.” The latter, Dawson added, meant it was inevitable to be in the shortest supply.

While shortages and delayed shipments may be old hat, Apple has changed one thing about its early iPhone orders: It will not report opening weekend sales on Sept. 19, the Monday after the start of retail sales and the delivery of pre-orders.

In a statement, Apple said that it was halting the practice of releasing a number because, “Initial sales will be governed by supply, not demand, and we have decided that it is no longer a representative metric for our investors and customers.”

But Apple has long told Wall Street that sales in the opening quarter or quarters of each iPhone cycle are dictated by supply, not demand, that they have regularly been able to sell as many as they could manufacture.

What’s different this year is a new narrative for the iPhone. For the last two quarters, sales have been lower than the corresponding period of the year prior. Apple would be loath to reinforce that tale with a smaller first-weekend number than 2015’s 10 million, whether supply-constrained or not.