Such is the craze of Apple in India that iPhone 5 is selling like hotcakes through grey market channels in India. These unauthorized grey sales are normally being priced at more than INR 1,00,000 per unit.
Apple has not officially announced iPhone 5 release date in India. There are certain buyers infected with Apple-Trauma 🙂 who can’t wait for the days till it is officially available in India. These unauthorized devices are being sold without any warranty. Yet, there is no scarcity of interested customers.
As per the sources, the device is illegally being sold at Mumbai’s Heera Panna Market and Delhi’s Khan Market anywhere between 1,00,000 to 1,50,000.
The iPhone 5 needs nano-SIM which is smaller and thinner than a regular SIM. A regular SIM can be converted into nano-SIM by appropriately cutting the extra plastic and then making it thinner by sanding slightly on the plastic side. The device is significantly popular in USA and within the first week of its release, more than 5 million units were sold.
The havoc in India for the product is overwhelming. It’s a natural question that does this device worth 1 Lakh, provided that it’s soon going to launch in India. Will you purchase this device at this price?