In India, it’s not the new iPhones that sell like hot cakes but its the older generation of the same that people clamour for. Its because Apple products are priced exorbitantly in the country because of the heavy import duty and taxes. The company is working with the Indian government to reduce the price of its products by setting up local manufacturing/assembling plant and also by setting up its own stores in the country.
This year, it was the iPhone XR that took the “most popular” iPhone in India and to be fair, it was not just in India but the iPhone XR was also popular in other countries for its more affordable price. During the Amazon Great Indian Festival sale and Walmart owned Flipkart’s sale, the iPhone XR was heavily discounted, making it one of the best options for people looking for a premium (phone) experience.
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However, since the launch of the iPhone 11 in the mid of September 2019, the iPhone XR has lost its crown. The iPhone 11 for its extremely well thought out pricing, is now the phone with the tag “high demand worldwide”. This year, Apple reduced the price of its flagship phone by $50; last year, Apple released the iPhone XR for $749 whereas the iPhone 11 has a starting price of $699.
The most notable changes with the iPhone 11 are the new dual camera system, faster A13 Bionic chip, 4GB of RAM (the iPhone XR has 3GB of RAM), and a much nicer body. The most improved aspect of the iPhone 11 has to be the camera as the reviewers raved as to “how good it is” and also called it “a better camera than the Pixel 4”. The new chip and the increased amount of RAM means the phone is future proofed for a minimum of four years.