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Apple Increases Prices Of iPhones Post GST Hike

After the GST Council announced a hike in taxes for the smartphones, smartphones have become dearer. Apple is no different and the premium smartphone maker has increased prices of its devices in India. Other popular smartphone brands like Xiaomi and Oppo have also announced a hike in prices due to the increased tax. The GST has been increased by 50% from 12% to 18%.

Apple has increased the prices of iPhones by around 5%. The iPhone 11 Pro Max (64GB) is now priced at Rs. 1,17,100 earlier it was priced at Rs. 1,11,200. The iPhone 11 Pro (64GB) has witnessed a price change from the older Rs. 1,01,200 to Rs. 1,06,600. The base model of the iPhone 11 that was priced at Rs. 64,900 will now cost Rs. 3,600 more at Rs. 68.300. The iPhone XR 64GB variant which was priced at Rs. 49,900 is now priced at Rs. 52,500.

The popular and more affordable older iPhones have also got bigger price tags than before. The Apple iPhone 7 32GB variant is Rs. 1,510 more expensive at Rs. 31,500.

Xiaomi also released a statement today announcing a price hike in view of the new increased tax and the depreciating Rupee in comparison to the US Dollar. The Chinese company will increase the prices of all its smartphones including the popular Redmi and Poco line-up.

Oppo India has also raised the prices of their smartphones by up to Rs. 2000. The price hike for the affordable range starts at Rs. 500.


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