iPhone in India now gets global warranty, you can safely buy cheaper iPhone X from Hong Kong, US
Apple fans in India have a reason to rejoice as the company quietly introduced international warranty on iPhones. This means that iPhones bought from outside the country will be applicable for a one-year warranty in India. It is important to note that the warranty will only apply for factory unlocked iPhones and not carrier-locked models.The company has provided international warranty in India on most of its products but this is the first time the iPhone is included in the list. So consumers who have purchased an unlocked iPhone from abroad can get it serviced in India for a period of one year. One should also note that carrier-unlocked iPhones that are unlocked via a third-party will not be eligible for the warranty.iPhones in India are typically priced higher than most other countries. With every new model, the price has steadily been increasing. The iPhone X, which is the company’s most expensive iPhone yet, has a starting price of Rs 89,000 for the base variant and going up to 1,02,000 for the 256GB model. In the US, the iPhone X is priced at $999, which translates to roughly Rs 64,700. In fact, the phone is the cheapest in Hong Kong where the 256GB is priced at Hong Kong Dollar 9,888, which translates to Rs 80,999. This is significantly lower compared to the Indian pricing, and fans will definitely find it attractive to buy the smartphone in the US, Hong Kong or markets where the prices are relatively cheaper.The timing for the international warranty could not be better as the iPhone X will be up for pre-orders starting Friday, October 27, and will be available from November 3 across authorised Apple resellers and online partners. Those who have been awaiting the iPhone X in India, but have been bummed about the extra-premium pricing now have the option to ask their friends or family staying/visiting abroad to purchase the phone, if they’re able to get their hands on it that is.advertisementAlso Read: To buy iPhone X in India, Apple says wake up early on November 3, pre-orders start from Oct 27The iPhone X is expected to be in limited supply for the next two months at least, and Apple has urged its fans to reach stores early on opening day if they want to be the lucky few to get the device. The shortage in iPhone X units has been credited due to increase in component prices and some technical glitches surrounding the phone’s face authentication feature. The company is expected to ship roughly 20 million units of the X this year, which is half the number originally planned.The tenth anniversary iPhone X sports an edge-to-edge 5.8-inch (1125×2436) display, a first for the company, and features a facial recognition technology that the company calls Face ID, alongside wireless charging and rear cameras with dual optical stabilization as some of its most notable highlights. It is powered by the company’s own A11 Bionic chip and will ship with iOS 11.