The newest smartphones from Apple, i.e. iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are already available in India. People complain in the network about lack of jack audio interface, but new iPhone smartphones are very popular and people buy they. This is true that Apple devices have very low market share in India, however the Indian mobile market is the second biggest in the world after the Chinese.
Generally, about 2.5% of smartphones used by India are manufactured by Apple. This number is small, but the 2.5% from 1 milliard is huge potential. I wonder how the offer prepared by Airtel will impact on this factor. The basic model, i.e. iPhone 7 with 32 GB of internal storage is offered for just Rs. 19 990, but you have to sign the 12 month contract. The lowest plan costs Rs. 1 999 and you will get 5 GB of 3G and 4G mobile data monthly, unlimited local, STD and national roaming voice calls. However, when the contract ends you will have to pay Rs. 24 000 of the balloon fee. Therefore, the whole business will cost you Rs. 67 978 what is about Rs. 7 980 more than the regular price of iPhone 7 32 GB. However, if you complete all calculations then you will realize that 5 GB data plan and free voice calls will cost you about Rs. 665 monthly. Airtel offers also higher monthly options for Rs. 2 499 and Rs. 2 999. In the first case you will have 10 GB data plan and the most expensive variants offers 15 GB of 3G and 4G data monthly. Below you have the full offer with prices for all iPhone 7 and 7 Plus smartphones.