The Apple Watch is all set to officially launch in India on November 6th, 2015, just in time for Diwali. Although the pricing for it hasn’t been announced by Apple, the folks at Gadgets 360° have managed to get their hands onto the pricing information for India.
the Apple Watch Sport will start at Rs. 30,900 for the 38mm variant. The 42mm variant of the Apple Watch Sport will retail at Rs. 34,900. Both prices are MRP, inclusive of all taxes. It’s worth noting that the 38mm and 42mm models retail in the US at $349 (Rs. 22,700 approximately) and $399 (Rs. 25,900 approximately) respectively, before taxes.
I was actually expecting the pricing to start at around ₹32,900, so this is nice to hear. The article has the pricing info for other watch models and also the bands, so go ahead and check it out. There’s also this bit:
Apple is planning to launch the entire Watch lineup in India, with the most expensive model (Apple Watch Edition with Gold Case and Modern Buckle) costing a cool Rs. 14.2 lakhs, compared to its US price of $17,000 (Rs. 11 lakh approximately), before taxes.
You can’t help but chuckle at that. It’d be cheaper for someone to actually fly to the US and buy that Apple Watch Edition than pay a whopping 3 Lakh premium for it here.
Nice scoop by Kunal and his team.