Finally, The upgraded version of iPhone, iPhone 4S is getting launch in India on 25th November 2011. Aircel is the first mobile network that has announced the launch and will start accepting pre-booking from 18th November. Though, Apple failed to beat the expectations of the market in Q3 but iPhone 4S got record sale in just 12 hours of pre-launch in US.
Siri is the most important component of iPhone 4S which people in India would like to see in action. There are already many videos floating over the internet, claiming that Siri works with Indian accent too. However, the accuracy and effectiveness of Siri could only be analyzed when Indian users will start using it on regular basis for various purposes.
Though, Aircel has not spilled the beans on pricing till now but it’s being speculated that iPhone 4S -16 GB would cost somewhere between INR 38,000 to INR 40,000/-. Indeed, a good cost for owning an iPhone 4S but its worth paying for a brand that leads the global market.
Some sources have also confirmed that Aircel is working on the fresh and revamped cost and plan for existing iPhone 4 to maintain the price gap and to justify the quality, features of iPhone 4S.
However, Apple could not woo Indian users despite of holding highest brand value, excitement and awareness. ‘Weird monthly plans’ by Indian network providers, who are authorize to sell iPhone, are the major reason behind such disconnect. Unlike US where iPhone 4S is available from $199 onwards, Indian users have to shell out complete cost of iPhone upfront which they recover with tortoise speed in 2 years.
We just hope that Aircel may take such issues into consideration and may come up with some lucrative plans to crack the fastest growing Indian Android market.
As far as iPhones are
concerned be it iPhone or iPhone 4s, both have the worst product replacement
service. If there is any problem that is solely related to the phones and that
needs to be changed then they lag behind. These faults are basically
manufacturer’s ones and therefore to provide good customer service and to
ensure to the fact that the phone is replaced with a new one the company must
ensure every step. However this is not the case as there are so many phones and
orders that are still unprocessed and all this can be attributed to the fact
that they do not have such superior policies to ensure the replacement things.
This is in sharp contrast to the Nokia smart phone like Nokia Lumia 800.