Why Apple Phones Are So Expensive In India
The Modi Government from day one had their agenda clear that foreign to manufacture in if they’re the Indian market. For , launched a in campaign. The campaign has picked up momentum, and huge firms are their facility country. However, that’s not the case with Apple. Tim Cook met the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi of times within the past, have up a facility in to manufacture iPhone SE. the unit operational, and iPhones are to sell it to Indians. in and demotivate the imports, Government has the on phones and its accessories. As Apple doesn’t manufacture its devices, to pay hefty import fees, is directly on the .
Introduction Of GST:
GST was recently introduced in India; it didn’t increase the on mobile phones, , the on accessories is either or . This directly of the iPhone, , a user everything before . If accessories are costlier, to the the iPhone itself. The positive is that with GST, Indian state have similar , wasn’t the case earlier.
Passing In The Forex Loss:
Other smartphone their devices in , , not that costlier. that, let’s forget the import taxes for and the forex losses that act as currency rates fluctuate. Most of the smartphone absorb these losses and don’t pass it on to the . However, that’s not the case with Apple. The Cupertino strict policy of maintaining the margins. has depreciated against USD and its is clearly visible on of iPhone X.
Aggressive MArketing Costes:
Every smartphone manufacturer Google, Samsung, Xiaomi, or keen eye on the Indian market. the population and its power. that there’s aggressive war between from of a national newspaper of TV time for .
All these are ultimately carried forward on of the . Apple , entered into the war in for its flagship devices, , penetrating the mid-range market have captured. iPhone XR, was be low on , phones in . Wrapping up There’s no clear indication on Indian users different countries iPhone. Apple’s unit in iPhone SE and not devices. that plant operates at its , Indian users either pay the premium for flagship devices or settle with older version, is iPhone SE.