Budget Above 40k Is it the right time to buy iPhone 11…?

itspriyank

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I am getting it for around 62000 for a 64 GB. Should I go for it? Or wait two months for iphone 12, so that iphone 11 has some price cut.
 

red dragon

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Please don't fool yourselves...just don't buy iphones in India.
Buying Apple in India is insanity. You can literally visit US, buy the 12, go back to India for the price of maxed out 12 pro max.
This is insanity. No matter how much you earn spending 1.5 lakh INR on a freaking iphone is crazy stupid.
 

icysmoke

Member
Disciple
Please don't fool yourselves...just don't buy iphones in India.
Buying Apple in India is insanity. You can literally visit US, buy the 12, go back to India for the price of maxed out 12 pro max.
This is insanity. No matter how much you earn spending 1.5 lakh INR on a freaking iphone is crazy stupid.
On top of all that we get the shittiest service in Apples India service centers. I had an issue with my xs. Went to apptronix Mumbai. The guy asked if I had an appointment, I told him I didn't know that we needed an appointment. He said - "Google nahi kar sakte the aane se Pehle. Agli baar se Pehle ye sab Google kar ke aana." The issue is still unresolved because I have no time for their shenanigans.

Over the past decade I have been to service centers of Samsung,Xiaomi, Sony and Motorola as I always get battery replaced every two years. None of the service centers was as rude. Apple service center was the most terrible by a country mile.
 

girish925

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On top of all that we get the shittiest service in Apples India service centers. I had an issue with my xs. Went to apptronix Mumbai. The guy asked if I had an appointment, I told him I didn't know that we needed an appointment. He said - "Google nahi kar sakte the aane se Pehle. Agli baar se Pehle ye sab Google kar ke aana." The issue is still unresolved because I have no time for their shenanigans.

Over the past decade I have been to service centers of Samsung,Xiaomi, Sony and Motorola as I always get battery replaced every two years. None of the service centers was as rude. Apple service center was the most terrible by a country mile.

thats because of the lockdown to avoid rush they are following the appointment system apple service centre is best in terms of service. i had an very small issue with my iphone 6s they told me to back up the phone and come tom i told them today is the last day for warranty they gave me a slip of that day and told that you can drop the phone tomorrow after back up is done :) got my screen replaced due to a small dot of dust :D
 

t3chg33k

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Disciple
On top of all that we get the shittiest service in Apples India service centers. I had an issue with my xs. Went to apptronix Mumbai. The guy asked if I had an appointment, I told him I didn't know that we needed an appointment. He said - "Google nahi kar sakte the aane se Pehle. Agli baar se Pehle ye sab Google kar ke aana." The issue is still unresolved because I have no time for their shenanigans.

Over the past decade I have been to service centers of Samsung,Xiaomi, Sony and Motorola as I always get battery replaced every two years. None of the service centers was as rude. Apple service center was the most terrible by a country mile.
I had used Maple multiple times in the past and never had any issues with their service. The issue unfortunately is with the service provider. Maple goes overboard in getting feedback because they want to stay in Apple's good books.
Any idea who handles the Apple Trade-in in India? I am guessing some pathetic 3rd party who will haggle at the time of delivery?

They are offering me 11k for my iPhone 7 on the portal at least but I think it might be a scam like Cashify where they offer you X on webste and send a 3rd party party who haggles and says only 50% of X can be paid!! :D

Manak Waste Management Private Limited, so indeed Cashify.
 

red dragon

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I guess it's shitty everywhere. All the amazing stories we read online or see in YouTube are paid promotions.
The Apple "geniuses" are bunch of idiots. They memorize few lines and like robots keep on repeating them.
Apple often fail to open up their own products for hardware issues. For last 4/5 years their only solution to any problem for post 2015 MacBook Pro has been logic board replacement.
They shamelessly sold faulty/ poorly designed laptops for years.
I'm not anti Apple. Bought an iPhone few days back.
 

icysmoke

Member
Disciple
thats because of the lockdown to avoid rush they are following the appointment system apple service centre is best in terms of service. i had an very small issue with my iphone 6s they told me to back up the phone and come tom i told them today is the last day for warranty they gave me a slip of that day and told that you can drop the phone tomorrow after back up is done :) got my screen replaced due to a small dot of dust :D
Following an appointment system isn't the problem. The problem is the sarcastic remark saying I should have Googled before coming. I don't pay premium prices to listen to that. There were more similarly impolite instances that day but the larger point is that that you don't pay premium prices and expect impolite service. There have been many horror stories of maple also. Unicorn I don't know much about though. I am not a Google or an apple fanboy. Its just that I expect what I pay for.

Since then I cancelled my apple music subscription and moved to Spotify. Also purchased Jabras instead of a previously planned airpods purchase. Will avoid apple when I can as I want to deal with more courteous personnel.
 

Demon_Ryu

Active Member
Disciple
Following an appointment system isn't the problem. The problem is the sarcastic remark saying I should have Googled before coming. I don't pay premium prices to listen to that. There were more similarly impolite instances that day but the larger point is that that you don't pay premium prices and expect impolite service. There have been many horror stories of maple also. Unicorn I don't know much about though. I am not a Google or an apple fanboy. Its just that I expect what I pay for.

Since then I cancelled my apple music subscription and moved to Spotify. Also purchased Jabras instead of a previously planned airpods purchase. Will avoid apple when I can as I want to deal with more courteous personnel.
Yeah apple India is shit
On the contrary outside India its one of the finest , like those emirates airlines :p

Reminds me of a incident . Few years back when I was in states for work my iphone just stopped working , visited support center with appointment . Not only did they repair it for free(my ph was out of warranty by 5 days) but also gave me a spare iphone which I could use for the time being .
Their service was amazing
 

Neo-N

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So the amazon price will be 47999. I'm officially out now. And there won't be any charger or earphone in the box. Compared to last year, this is a deal for the company.

47,999 is actually good especially if the bank offers are over and above. The only reason I want the 12 mini is for the small form factor but the price differential of 22k compared to the highly potent 11 makes it seem a bit much, no! :p

Then again, I could just continue to use my 7 for a while longer and save all the money! Haha! :D
 

t3chg33k

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Disciple
In the end, I just went with the SE. Cost me 21.5k with exchange of an old Redmi phone. It has a cracked screen and dented body, so I guess I will have to pay 1.6k back for the minimum assured price on delivery, but still a good deal for 23k.

One of the rare moments when an iPhone costs much less in India than in US.

Anyone buying XR for 37999 today from Flipkart sale?
In the end, XR is not worth it. Go with the SE if you are okay with the bezels and the single camera without night mode. Otherwise, 11 would be much better, more so for the 55k with Airpods offer and probably a bank discount.
 
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nishthecooldude

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In the end, I just went with the SE. Cost me 21.5k with exchange of an old Redmi phone. It has a cracked screen and dented body, so I guess I will have to pay 1.6k back for the minimum assured price on delivery, but still a good deal for 23k.

One of the rare moments when an iPhone costs much less in India than in US.


In the end, XR is not worth it. Go with the SE if you are okay with the bezels and the single camera without night mode. Otherwise, 11 would be much better, more so for the 55k with Airpods offer and probably a bank discount.

SE is too small dear and it might fit your requirements but not mine. Thanks anyways but not going to spend 10k more on 11 vs XR.
Rest it’s personal choice :)
 

Demon_Ryu

Active Member
Disciple
In the end, I just went with the SE. Cost me 21.5k with exchange of an old Redmi phone. It has a cracked screen and dented body, so I guess I will have to pay 1.6k back for the minimum assured price on delivery, but still a good deal for 23k.

One of the rare moments when an iPhone costs much less in India than in US.


In the end, XR is not worth it. Go with the SE if you are okay with the bezels and the single camera without night mode. Otherwise, 11 would be much better, more so for the 55k with Airpods offer and probably a bank discount.
Se has a popping noise which is very annoying when connected to charger , likely a hardware issue
 

sauravghosh

Active Member
Disciple
I have a question, two rather. First, bank offer for buying from Apple site is certain? If yes, how much discount and with which card? Second, those airpods or whatever which is supposed to come free with the phone, what's the cost of that and will I be able to sell that in market, if yes, for how much. I have zero need for those earphones but only need the phone.
 

t3chg33k

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Disciple
se battery life is terrible i also had plans to pick up se thats a good upgrade over 6s but xr will be better in terms of battery life
I used to get 2 days out of my iPhone 7, so SE will probably be fine. The battery is slightly larger, though A13 might consume a bit more battery. The battery life will not be great for intensive tasks like gaming but I don't use my phone for that. I think I will even end up using it in low power mode simply because the A13 would be too powerful for normal use cases.
 

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