Bharti Airtel announced it will offer iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, the latest iPhones launched by Apple, beginning Friday, October 16 through 235 of its retail stores across the country. To celebrate the launch of the new iPhones, 57 of Bharti Airtel’s retail stores will stay open all night so customers can be among the first in India to get their hands on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
Additionally, Airtel has also introduced ‘iPhone Infinity’ data plans, where users will get 60GB of free 4G data for one year, which the company claims will save users Rs 15,000 on their monthly bills. Users can visit offers.airtel.in from their new iPhones to avail this offer. More information can be found on Airtel’s 4G website. The service provider also started taking pre-orders for the iPhones since October 9th. This will allow Airtel to lock in its high ARPU subscribers for a year and reduce the risk of port outs after the market entry of Reliance Jio.
“We are beyond thrilled to offer iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, two of the most iconic developments in technology this year, at Bharti Airtel’s 235 retail stores across India. With the rise of 4G services, we expect new iPhone customers to enjoy a world-class experience on Bharti Airtel”, said Srini Gopalan, Director – Consumer Business, Bharti Airtel.
To recap on the specs, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus feature upgraded A9 processors which Apple claims is 70 percent faster than the previous A8 chipset. The new iPhones now feature a 12-megapixel iSight alongwith a 5MP FaceTime camera. Apart from an updated Touch ID 2.0 fingerprint scanner, the new smartphones also incorporate Apple’s new 3D touch technology, which enables the screen to respond to both touch and pressure. The screen size remains the same as last year though, with the iPhone 6s sporting a 4.7-inch display, and the iPhone 6s Plus packing in a 5.5-inch screen.
In India, the iPhone 6s has been priced at Rs 62,000, Rs 72,000 and Rs 82,000 for the 16GB, 64GB and 128GB variants respectively. The iPhone 6s Plus on the other hand, costs Rs 72,000, Rs 82,000 and Rs 92,000 respectively for the 16GB, 64GB and 128GB models.
Vodafone also announced offers with iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus launch: Vodafone offers freebies worth Rs 8,885 with iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.