The $199 price is a hugely subsidised one, subsidised by the US operator AT&T. Market researcher iSuppli has just estimated that mobile phone service providers are subsidising each handset to the extent of $300.
Like others I imagine the iPhone to cost not more than 10,000 INR because Steve said maximun of 199 USD anywhere in the world. But I watched the video again, his exact words were “in ALMOST everyone of these countries, the price is a maximum of 199”
Airtel and Vodafone are tight lipped about the price.
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- Airtel vs Vodafone
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- Simcard tips!