If all goes well in the rumor land, there might be an 8GB iPhone 4 lurking at a very attractive price in India. As per a retailer, an 8GB iPhone 4 will be retailing at Rs. 21,000 in India.
iPhone 3G S will be an endangered species and will not be available in direct retail market once iPhone 4 enters. iPhone 4 (16 GB) is now available at around Rs. 33000. Which makes the iPhone 4 (8 GB) even more attractive.
You might not be happy with the 8 GB storage and the inability to upgrade. But trust me on this : You don’t need all that memory and 8 GB is good enough. The new found constraint will help you get your priorities right. Besides you will have the same feeling as someone who bought an iPhone 4 for Rs. 35K-40K.
What about the competition?
I have every reason to believe that an 8 GB iPhone 4 will come sooner than later. It will help improve Apple’s smartphone shipments and also will help Apple to compete in the price segment it never competed in. The 20K-25K price segment.
This is one of the hotter price segments and is crowded with Android phones. With Apple’s brand value and iPhone’s appeal, an 8GB iPhone 4 has all the ingredients to decimate the competition.
Android still suffers from a brand image of not being user friendly and battery’s which don’t last beyond 4 hours. These factors were helping Blackberry in India. Now it will help Apple.
The stage is set for Apple to make the killer move.