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iPhone 4 launched in India? Not exactly…

2 Nov

When will Apple launch the iPhone 4 in India, seems to be the billion dollar question on everyone’s mind. Well, it seems online retailer Infibeam has the answer – RIGHT NOW! Infibeam is selling the iPhone 4 16 GB for 38,299 and the 32 GB variant for Rs 43,479 (notice how they refer to it as iPhone 4G and not iPhone 4). We called Infibeam to find out more and this is what they told us.

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Initially, we were told that the phones were locked and we had to get them unlocked from a local ‘supplier.’ If the website says white version of the iPhone 4 is available, then it must be available. So what if Apple has not launched it yet. Then the receptionist (we assume) passed on the phone to another person who clarified that the phones were factory unlocked and the white version is not available, yet. When we quizzed him about Apple warranty on those phones, he claimed that the stock they have has been imported by Apple India, so users will get proper warranty.

 

All these claims simply don’t add up. It is just not possible for Apple not to announce the launch of iPhone 4 in India and give out stocks to retailers. That too not to its carrier partners but an Infibeam. We have reached out to Apple India for clarification on it. We believe that this is as good as buying the iPhone 4 from the grey market. So beware!

 

Thanks to @weemundo