Apple iPhone 5C Price In India: Grab For Just Rs. 28K In 2014 [Reality Check]

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After the lukewarm response Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPPL) received towards the iPhone 5C from the market worldwide, the company has upped the ante to take the sales to a new level by slashing Apple iPhone 5C price in India by almost 32%. The iPhone 5C – reportedly launched to grab a sizeable chunk of the market in the developing countries, is finding it difficult to beat the competition at an affluent price point. Therefore the company has introduced the trade-in program to boost its sales.

Apple iPhone 5C Price In India: 13K Offered Benefit

Apple is reportedly offering a minimum of Rs. 13,000 benefit in order to lower Apple iPhone 5C price in India. The new iPhone 5C buyers, who are willing to surrender their old Smartphones, can grab Apple iPhone 5C in India for as low as Rs. 28k under the trade-in program being offered by the company. The program is a tried and tested campaign for Apple as the company had received a 400% surge in sales after a similar program was introduced earlier this year to boost iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S sales in India. According to the latest trade-in program, the company is accepting the below listed smartphones for a minimum discount of Rs. 13,000:

  • Apple iPhone 4
  • Blackberry Z10
  • Blackberry Q10
  • Nokia Lumia 925
  • HTC One
  • HTC Mini
  • HTC Desire 600
  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Samsung Galaxy S3
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 2
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
  • Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 and 5.8
  • Sony Xperia Z1,Z , Z Ultra,  ZR
  • Sony Xperia C

However, traders are free to increase the benefit amount further if the Smartphone being replaced is found in an excellent condition. Apple has tagged Rs. 41,900 as the iPhone 5C price in India and after the new trade-in program, the iPhone 5C is available for nearly Rs. 29,000 or for an even lesser price, provided you have been gentle with the Smartphone, with which you are trading the iPhone 5C.

apple iPhone 5c price in india 2014

But that’s not all, this time Apple has got more to offer in terms of luring new customers. You can also take the iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5S to try the phone for a few days and if you find the iPhone failing to match your expectations, you can return it back – no questions asked. All you need to have is a credit card as the vendor will reserve the full price of the selected device from your card and based upon your confirmation, he can claim or deny the transaction.

The iPhone 5C Trade-In Program Reality Check

We had exercised a similar Reality Check for the iPhone 5 offer earlier this year after receiving multiple complains. And once again we are trying to do the same. For starters, we reached out to a few shops in Bangalore and found that many traders are not willing to respect the trade-in program due to various reasons and asked us to check again after a few days. Interestingly, there are also a few, who are not willing to offer a deserved price even for a fairly new Smartphone from the above list.

Soon, we will be reaching out to a number of traders across multiple cities and will keep you updated about Apple iPhone 5C price in India under trade-in program. We will also notify you about the trader’s response to the iPhone 5C trade-in program announced by Apple.

Keep watching this space for more on these developments.


  1. amit6060 JackZahran  That’s a good thing for Apple, as the 5s is a higher margin device.  The 5C is performing better than their previous strategy.  In the past,the previous generation took the middle-tier.  This year Apple released both a new high end model and a new middle-tier model.  Percentage wise, the new 5C is selling higher as a middle-tier iPhone, when comparing Year over Year (YoY).  So Apple is selling significantly more high-end, higher margin 5s’ YoY with the 5.  And the 5C is selling more higher margin YoY  than last years 4S (which is now their low-end phone).  
    So Apple’s strategy is working better than they hoped.  And, I believe in certain countries, Apple is still selling the 4 as an even lower tier phone.

  2. JackZahran I don’t know your source of the claim though, but let me correct you here. The whole world is talking about Apple’s poor performance with iPhone 5C. Of total iPhone sold since the launch of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, iPhone 5C has contributed only 27% against 67% by iPhone 5S and rest to older version of iPhone. Recently Foxconn – Appple’s largest producer of iPhone – has decided to stop the production of iPhone 5C….. and there are more evidence
    For your reference here are a topic that holds exact numbers of sales that shows show bad iPhone 5C is performing in the market.

  3. Bal1 All reports show that the 5C and 5S are winning this time around.  Its either as you write, “people in India are idiots,” or you are.  I know people in India and they’re pretty smart.

  4. Wow, Apple thinks people in India are idiots. Make a bad deal for a so-so phone even worse with this ‘trade-in’ program (ironically, almost all the phones on that list are much better than the 5C and even 5S).


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