Apple reportedly imports budget iPhone to India for testing, along with two iPad models


According to a report by 91Mobiles, three Apple devices totaling seven model numbers were imported to India ahead of Apple’s spring event, apparently for testing purposes. This is according to unnamed industry sources. The three devices include a budget iPhone, a budget iPad, and the iPad Air, possibly a refreshed model.

Among the seven SKUs, three of them correspond to an unreleased iPhone, believed to be Apple’s third-generation iPhone SE. The iPhone model was imported under model numbers A2595, A2783 and A2784 and is said to cost ~ INR 23,000 (~$306) before import taxes.

Apple iPhone SE (2020)

Then an iPad Air is mentioned as a possibility with model numbers A2588 and A2589 and assumed to be a refreshed iPad Air model. This model costs between ~INR 37,500 (~$500) and ~INR 52,300 (~$697). Two other iPad model numbers A2757 and A2761 can correspond to a budget iPad which is priced around INR 22,500 (~$300).

Again, all prices mentioned do not include potential import taxes/duties, so consider them more as approximate prices. Reports of a 5G version of the iPhone SE swirled last month with an estimated April or May launch and an A15 Bionic chipset. It should arrive with a refreshed iPad Air.

These devices are supposed to be tested in India, but there is not enough evidence to confirm whether Apple will bring them to India for sure.



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