Hurray! Now you can ask your US wali bhuaji to get you a new iPhone for cheaper rates and be tension free cuz Apple has recently announced the new iPhones to have the international warranty of 1 yr all over the world including India. After the launch of new iPhone X, Apple seems to be taking its warranty issues seriously. In recent advancements, Apple announced international warranty for iPhones bought outside the US including India. Earlier, international warranties were only granted for iPads’, iPods’ and MacBooks. The iPhones bought from outside India earlier used to be chargeable for availing services at the Apple service centers. But now iPhones bought from anywhere including the US will get a 1-year warranty.
Despite the fact that the iPhone will need to be factory unlocked for availing international warranty services, it is a big news for us Indian given the fact that we have relatives living all around the world especially US, Canada, UAE and other countries where iPhones sell for cheaper rates. The only thing to keep in mind is that the iPhone should not be carrier locked, cuz carrier-locked iPhones will still not be eligible for free service even if you manage to unlock it by yourself. However, you need not necessarily have Apple care for the same so the deal is tangible. Currently, when the all-new Apple flagship iPhone X is all set to be launched in the country with a price tag of Rs 89k for the 64GB version and a whopping Rs 1.2 lakhs for the 256GB version. The fact that iPhone X sells in the US for $999, ie 65k rupees for the 64 GB version. Given below is a small price comparison chart of iPhone X in different countries for further references(kudos to Google images).
The marketing strategists of Apple seem to be well acquainted with the psychology of Indian people and also that most of us happen to have an aunt or cousin living in countries with cheaper iPhone rates. This surely is a huge to step for the boost of iPhone user population in countries like India. So, next time your NRI relatives return to India don’t forget to ask them to get an iPhone.