Apple has slashed the retail price of the Apple Watch in India by Rs. 5,000. With the price slash, the cheapest variant - Apple Watch Sport (38mm) - is now available in the country at a price point of Rs. 25,900.
At a media conference in San Francisco earlier this week, Apple announced that it is making the Apple Watch less expensive to purchase. The company announced a $50 cut on the Sports model of the Apple Watch. In line with the announcement, Apple India told Gadgets 360 on Wednesday that it has knocked off Rs. 5,000 from the aforementioned model. The wearable comes in Sport, Watch, and Watch Edition variants. Do note that other variants of the Apple Watch aren't getting a price cut just yet.
Apple India told us that the price cut should be effective across retailers, though Gadgets 360 understands that it will take a few days before different retailers across the country start selling the Sports model at the revised price.
Apple launched the Apple Watch in India in November last year, with the Sport (38mm) variant costing Rs. 30,900, and the Sport (42mm) variant costing Rs. 35,900 At the event, the company also slashed the price of the iPad Air 2 by $100. The price revision, however, isn't currently live in India, Apple India told us.
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The price revision makes the Apple Watch, the company's first wearable device even more enticing. For a first generation device, the Apple Watch feels very polished. Apple made its timepiece even more powerful with the watchOS 2 software update, bringing support for native apps, activation lock, and a number of other features and improvements. On Monday, alongside the iPhone SE launch, Apple also released watchOS 2.2, which brought features like the ability to pair multiple Apple Watches to a single iPhone, the Nearby feature, an improved glance feature, as well as several performance improvements and bug fixes .
If you were on the fence on whether or not you should spring for the Apple Watch, at least the most basic variant, and the price seemed a tad too much, Apple is now giving you a better option.