The Indian government last week announced a 50% tax hike on imported smartphones in a bid to boost domestic manufacturing. As a result, Apple has now increased the price of every iPhone model it sells in the country except the locally made iPhone SE.

Reuters reported Monday that the latest iPhone X is now priced at 105,720 rupees for a 256-gigabyte variant (an average increase of 3.6 percent), which works out to approximately $1,646. Apple’s India website also lists a 256-gigabyte variant of the 4.7-inch iPhone 8 with a 3.6 percent higher price point at 79,420 rupees, or about $1,237.

Latest iPhone prices on Apple’s India website

By comparison, the full price of the 64GB iPhone X in the United States is $999, with the 256GB variant costing $1,149. The 4.7-inch iPhone 8 with 256 gigabytes of storage cost $849.

The price of Apple’s locally-assembled iPhone SE model has remained intact.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government last week raised the customs duty on phones from 10% to 15%. This new hike price probably won’t bode well for Apple’s smartphone market share in the populous country that currently sits at about three percent.

  • askep3

    Lol the indian gov wants everything manufactured there huh. Anyways the market share as usual doesn’t mean anything for Apple since the majority of the billion or so people who live there that have phones use super budget Samsung phones.

    • MasterShowdown

      Correction Budget OnePlus devices

      • askep3

        No. I’m talking less than $100 devices. The OnePlus devices aren’t much cheaper than older iPhone models

      • AMB_07

        That’s right, there are different low and mid tiers phones for those markets manufactured by Samsung. For all intents and purposes OnePlus devices are actually premium using the latest industry specs; they’re cheaper yes but are not cheap phones per say.

      • askep3

        Pretty sure that guy just wanted to plug OnePlus devices, he has no idea what the market is like over there