One country where the iPhone is not that popular in comparison to other countries is India. The biggest reason for unpopularity is premium pricing. Due to the same reason, brands like Xiaomi and Realme are gaining popularity in the country. These brands provide budget premium devices, well in ‘Budget’. With the money to buy an iPhone 11 Pro Max 512GB, one can buy 10 Xiaomi Note 8 Pro and still have some money to spare. It seems the luck of Apple is not getting any better, as it had to hike the price of iPhones in the subcontinent.
The Indian government recently re-imposed a 10% service welfare tax on top of the existing basic 20% import duty. Due to which, Apple has increased the prices of the phones it doesn’t make in the country. In total, 10 phones are affected by the price increase which includes variants of iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. For now, iPhone 11 and iPads have been granted an exception, while iPhone 7 and iPhone XR see no price hike, as these devices are currently assembled in India.
Following is the list of all the devices which has seen a price hike:
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