After all the hue and cry in the US, all eyes set on the long-awaited iPhone 4S, set to hit Indian shores on 25 November. Airtel has also begun taking pre-orders for the iPhone 4S, while Aircel is yet to begin(at the time of writing). Now there are reports coming in about Apple’s refurbished iPhone 4 (16GB variant) units being made available in India for Rs. 22,500 ($450 without any contract). According to reports, these are official Apple factory refurbished units and come with a one-year warranty and will be made available through the iStores across India.
Refurbished units should not be confused with usual second-hand units – these are sent back to the assembly factory where they are cleaned, and some components changed and come out as good as new. They come with the same support as new phones. For the first time ever, refurbished iPhones have arrived in India, though Apple has been selling refurbished units of older iPhone models in the USA and many European countries for quite some time now, so customers can trust these new units.
Apple’s refurbished units seem pretty good deal, as you save more than Rs. 10,000. Airtel currently offers the iPhone 4 (16 GB variant) for Rs. 34,500, while the 32GB variant is available for Rs. 40,900. Though until there’s an official statement from Apple executives, I’d suggest you take these rumours with a grain of salt.
Share with us below in the comments whether you shall be buying the new iPhone 4S or going for the refurbished model, if at all or you shall be going for an Android.
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