Update: The versions that are available for retail via the service providers are factory unlocked i.e. you're free to use it with any service provider you choose. The iPhone 4 will also be avilable through Apple's local APR's and some of their key retail partners like Chroma et al.
It’s no surprise that Airtel has brought the iPhone 4 to India, seeing as they've brought us the last two. The company is also offering some exciting plans and offers for the device that could help boost thier sales considerably. Not to be left behind, Aircel too has announced plans of their own. Both carriers are pricing the 16 GB iPhone 4 at Rs. 34,500 and the 32 GB version at Rs. 40,900. Airtel’s plans are pretty much fixed for both the 16 GB and 32 GB versions which start from Rs. 600 for both, a postpaid and a prepaid connection.
Click here to know more about the Airtel plans.
Finally, it's here
On the other hand, Aircel’s plans look to be a little more flexible with plans starting from Rs. 1,119 for the 16 GB and Rs. 1,359 for the 32 GB version. Their prepaid plans start from Rs. 299 and Rs. 399 for the 16 GB and 32 GB versions respectively. Here’s the link for Aircel’s plans. The one thing that we don’t know is whether or not the handset is unlocked or if it will have to be used only with their available carriers. Only yesterday we saw the iPhone 4 being offered on Flipkart, but as of this morning, Flipkart seems to have discontinued the iPhone 4. This only makes the situation even more ambiguous about an unlocked device.
Here's another quick look at the iPhone 4's specs:
- 3.5-inch LED backlit IPS Capacitive Touchscreen with a 640 x 960 pixel resolution
- 3G, EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi with a hotspot option
- GPS with A-GPS support
- Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, USB 2.0
- 5 Megapixel camera with autofocus, touch-focus, LED flash, 720p video recording
- Secondary front facing camera for Face-Time chatting via Wi-Fi
- 16 GB or 8 GB internal memory
- 3.5 mm handsfree socket
What's rather strange is that we haven't quite heard anything about the iPhone 4 from the Vodafone camp. Considering the carrier was a big player when it came to the last two models, it's surprising they seem mum about this one.
Stay tuned as we try and bring you more information about the iPhone 4.
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