Apple’s iPhone 4 will be going on sale in India on Friday, May 27, through Aircel and Bharti Airtel. India’s Airtel began offering pre-orders earlier in May, but didn’t offer up any launch date detail until today.
iPhone 4 hitting India this Friday
Both companies are aggressively pursuing iPhone customers with the launch. “With a robust roll out of Aircel’s 3G services in 13 circles across India, the launch of iPhone 4 will allow our consumers to truly savour the 3G experience,” commented Aircel Director Sandip Das.
Despite an Airtel spokesperson confirming the carrier would start selling the iPhone 4 this Friday, the company’s Web site still shows only the pre-order form.
Aircel and Airtel’s push for iPhone 4 customers is good news for Apple. The country is second only to China for mobile phone customers, and both countries are showing growing interest in smartphones.
Apple released the iPhone 4 almost a year ago in the U.S., and has been steadily rolling the combination iPod and smartphone out in other markets around the world ever since. The iPhone 4 is available in black or white with the company’s high resolution retina display, built-in GPS and gyroscope, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, front-facing FaceTime video chat camera, and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.