Apple iPhone 3G launched on July 11 worldwide, is finally selling in India from August 22, 2008. Apple has announced Airtel and Vodafone as the authorised sellers for Apple iPhone in India. Now Indians can also be proud iPhone 3G owners a few weeks later.
iPhone 3G Now in India
Bharti Airtel has announced that it will launch the iPhone 3G in India on August 22. Customers will be able to purchase iPhone 3G at Airtel Relationship Centers. However, the pricing details have not yet been officially announced (see US pricing plans). Airtel customers can book an iPhone now.
Vodafone has started pre-registration much earlier than Airtel, but there is no official announcement for iPhone sales on their site. Pre-register iPhone here on Vodafone.
The Apple India store has geared up for Apple iPhone sales and has started pointing potential customers to Airtel and Vodafone websites.
It is expected that both these telecom companies will launch the iPhone on the same day, or the earlier startup could gain a significant sales advantage. Nevertheless, the major advantage of the iPhone is 3G (which accounts for its name also), which is not available in India as yet, although it is expected soon. The pricing and service will be a major factor for the success of Apple iPhone 3G in India.