According to NDTV, an Indian news publication, Apple has reintroduced the 16GB iPhone 4 in the country.
NDTV claims that they’ve received a confirmation from multiple sources. However, Apple doesn’t seem to have officially announced it. Its website in India also hasn’t been updated to reflect the new storage option.
NDTV reports that 16GB iPhone 4 is available for Rs. 31,800 (approx. $540). It is already available on online retailers like Ezyby. The 8GB iPhone 4 has been available for Rs. 26,500 (approx. $450).
Black and White 16Gb iPhone 4 listed on Ezyby’s website
If the report is accurate then it is an interesting move by Apple as it would be the first time the company has offered a storage option for its older generation iPhone.
iPhone 4 was first launched in 2010 with 16GB and 32GB storage options. However, Apple discontinued the 16GB and 32GB iPhone 4 when it launched the iPhone 4S in 2011 and launched the 8GB iPhone 4. It has continued to offer the 8GB iPhone 4 after the launch of iPhone 5 last year and is the entry level model.
The 16GB iPhone 4S is available for Rs. 33,500 (approx. $570) and the iPhone 5 starts at Rs. 45,500 (approx. $765).
It would have been logical if Apple had offered the 16GB iPhone 4 below the Rs. 30,000 price tag, but offering the 3-year old iPhone for just Rs. 1700 (approx. $30) below the iPhone 4S seems like a strange move in our opinion.
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