Apple to introduce iPhone 5C 8GB version in India in June

Apple is planning to launch the 8GB version of iPhone 5C in India in early June.

The new model was first launched in Europe and China a few weeks ago after Apple got lukewarm response for its earlier 16 GB model. .

The price of iPhone 5C is estimated to be around Rs 30,000, according to some of the local trade partners of the company.

Apple has decided to withdraw iPhone 4 from India after re-launching it in January. With the new launch the company hopes to increase its ASP by tapping the flourishing smartphone market in India.

iPhone 5C

In India, Apple’s smartphone sales declined 10-15 percent in April over the previous month due to a slowing market, according to industry reports.

According to CyberMedia Research, Apple’s volume share of the Indian smartphone market in the January-March 2014 quarter was 2.4 percent. Samsung continues to lead with a 38.9 percent share, followed by Micromax at 19.1 percent, Karbonn at 6.9 percent, Lava at 6.1 percent and Nokia at 5.3 percent.

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