"iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available in India beginning Friday, October 17, from an expansive network of Apple Authorized Resellers. Customers can pre-order iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus beginning on Tuesday, October 7," Apple India said in a statement.

Apple's iPhone 6 series will be sold in India at starting price of Rs 53,500 and the high end model at Rs 80,500

"Priced of iPhone 6 shared with us in the range of Rs 53,500 to 80,500 per unit. For iPhone 6 16 GB, price is Rs 53,500, iPhone 6 64 GB for Rs 62,500, iPhone 6 128 GB will be for Rs 71,500. The three iPhone 6 plus models has been priced at Rs 62,500, 71,500 and Rs 80,500 respectively," an authorized partner of Apple said.

Even before the official announcement on sale, vendors through e-commerce have starting offering the premium smartphones at price starting from around Rs 56,000.

However, iphone 6 series in India is priced about 10 to 17 percent higher compared to its retail price in US.

Amazon website showed that iPhone 6 is selling for around USD 750, including shipping cost, in US which amounts to about Rs 46,000.

Apple's authorized distributor Ingram Micro on Monday announced that it will start pre-booking of latest iPhone 6 series from 7th October.

Ingram Micro said that it will "offer iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the biggest advancements in iPhone history, at leading modern trade stores and retail outlets across India beginning 17.10.2014 at 12:01am. Customers can pre-order both models beginning 7.10.2014 at 12:01am at the major retail outlets of the partners."

The distribution firm said that pre-booking facility will be across its about 1,200 retail outlets in top 24 cities besides booking facility on its website.
The two models are different in terms of their size. While iPhone 6 has 4.7 inch screen, iPhone 6 plus has 5.5 inch display.
Compared to a thickness of 7.6 mm of iPhone 5S, the sixth generation has a thickness of 6.9 mm (iPhone 6) and 7.1 mm (iPhone 6 Plus), respectively.
Both the models have 8 megapixel camera and 1.2 Mp front camera and support 2G, 3G and 4G network.

The previous version of iPhone series, iPhone 5S, was launched in India at a price starting Rs 53,500, that was recently priced at around Rs 30,000 a unit on an e-commerce website.