Apple stops selling iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s Plus, and SE in India

15 July 2019
The company is changing its strategy in the subcontinent, focusing less on volume and more on profits.

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  • raghu

ya Indians are great pls #GoBackToYourCountry and sale ur phone dont come back with ur zero tech phone with over price hereafter your apple will gone to the grinder only

Ravuh, 16 Jul 2019Like we can afford iPhones anyway. Only the very rich india... moreYou don't need a lot when country has more than billion people :)

This is to prepare their new phones to be sold in India.

6 and 6S tiny screens half GB RAM, 6 Plus all the way to 8 Plus lack of Dual SIM and relatively smaller screen with dying tech, XR at $450 it makes sense not at $800! XS, Plus ridiculously priced with Dual SIM without Dual WhatsApp or Dual iMessage....Apple devalued its brand by selling old tech.

  • Anonymous

There is no premium thing on iPhones anyway. It's lack of feature and harder to use. But people think paying extra means premium? Simply stupid

The only flaw I see with this strategy is the assumption that IPhones are on a premium category above any android phone.

You can call this a personal preference but IPhone's got nothing on Flagships of the likes of the S10, P30 or Mate 20. Heck even One Plus 7 pro is one heck of a contender to the IPhone.

  • Harry

It seems Apple will be focusing production of apply newer models at India. Since many factories move out from China. If India indeed can succeed as production basis of Iphone, It seems Indian government are quickmoving to grab the opportunity from trade war

Real headline: Apple stops selling their old, overpriced phones so they can sell their newer, even more overpriced phones in India.

"Apple stops selling iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s Plus, and SE in India"

so they can sell a different phone but all the same specifications

Like we can afford iPhones anyway. Only the very rich indians do. And that's not a lot.

  • Nick

ProJames-CHM, 16 Jul 2019No worries. It's more that landfill options are nowadays m... moreWhat I understand about this Apple in India is basically they're just trying to lessen their expenses (shippings , transport that is going to add more taxes and charges) but somehow they're just selling their devices on the same price in order for them to gain more; but sad to know that's not working.

Nick, 16 Jul 2019Ohhh, I was only looking at the price and didn't read the w... moreNo worries.
It's more that landfill options are nowadays much more decent than it was merely 3 years ago and people just go for it instead of saving for a pricier option. So Apple can't really compete there so they just cut their losses and abandon this segment altogether, and avoid losing profit from wealthier customers who might consider buying older iPhones. This, honestly, makes perfect sense to me

  • Anonymous

ProJames-CHM, 16 Jul 2019No, there is no 103€ iPhone 6s. The article says tha... moreYou mean, stop diluting your sales and not sell.

  • Nick

ProJames-CHM, 16 Jul 2019No, there is no 103€ iPhone 6s. The article says tha... moreOhhh, I was only looking at the price and didn't read the whole statement. Danggg. I never thought that apple is still giving their devices premium prices even tho its clearly outdated compared to this year's phones. No wonder they're going down so fast.

Nick, 16 Jul 2019Is there an Indian website where we can order the $103 iPho... moreNo, there is no 103€ iPhone 6s. The article says that the 6s costs 103€ MORE than the iPhone SE.

"The new cheapest model you can now buy from Apple in India is the iPhone 6s, but it's around INR 8,000 ($116 or €103) **more expensive** than the previous entry-level handset, the iPhone SE, used to be.

Emphasis added.

But on the topic, that's actually a fairly sound strategy. It's no use to compete in the landfill segment in India (and Asia as a whole). So forget about it, stop diluting your sales and upsell.

  • Nick

Is there an Indian website where we can order the $103 iPhone 6s? Im not in India but I'm expecting there is an overseas shipment that can be made.

  • Me

And I just wanted to fly to India to buy one.

Why apple do not mass produce 6s? It is the best contender in 2019 or even 2020. Better than 6 or 6plus.

  • Anonymous

Should have stopped when they announced iphone 7