New Delhi/Mumbai, Nov 3: There were queues at the Apple stores in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore on Friday when the iPhone 5 was launched for the Indian market.
Actress Neha Dhupia was present in Mumbai to launch the latest from the Apple orchard.
The 16 GB version of iPhone 5 is priced at Rs 45,500 while the 32 GB and 64 GB versions are priced at Rs 52,500 and Rs 59,500 respectively.
Apple iPhone 5 was launched at public events in five different places across Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore.
The phone is already available on multiple online sites. This time around Apple has launched the phone in open market unlike earlier when it was launched through Airtel and Aircel only.
Customers who queued up for iPhone 5 said they were excited about its features. Compared to iPhone4, the latest version is more powerful and more sleek.
Airtel and Aircel are still offering special tariff plans for the buyers of this phone.
While Airtel has launched four postpaid plans starting Rs 300. The basic plan offers 200 MB of 3G data, 500 local calling and 300 SMSes free per month.
For Rs 500, iPhone 5 buyers using Airtel postpaid SIM will get 500 MB of 3G data, 900 local minutes and 400 SMSes free per month.
There is Rs 800 plan with 1.2 GB 3G data, 1,400 local minutes and 500 SMSes per month. And the costliest plan is for Rs 1,000 offering 3 GB 3G data, 1,500 local minutes and 600 SMSes per month. Post the limit the data rate is 3 paisa for 30 KB (normally it is just 10 kb).