With Apple's market share in the Indian smartphone market already shrinking, we don't know how good this move will be.
Apple distributors and sales teams have been informed that the new entry-level smartphone is the iPhone 6S.
It's worth noting that Apple's annual iPhone refresh is right around the corner, and the company typically discounts the older models.
Amazon India is already out of stock for these models, while Flipkart is about to declare the same. iPhone 6Plus and SE are still available on Flipkart. All four iPhones are listed as available on Apple's United States website.
The mother, however, says this isn't the case with the iPhone 6, so presumably, only genuine Apple accessories have been used with the unit that exploded. The decision to phase out the entry-level iPhones was taken to focus more on the premium devices. An iPhone going up in flame is even less common but that is the gist in town now.
World's biggest technological company: Apple has unleashed a series cost-cutting measures in India, a market which they desperately want to crack. Its profit doubled to Rs 896 crore (~$130 million) during the tenure, according to RoC disclosures.
Apple has cut the number of distributors it has in India from five to two, and also chose to rein in arbitrary discounts from those companies in order to reinforce the premium perception of its brand.
Apple will now chase profit, rather than go after volume sales. It is believed that phasing out these four iPhone models would hike the average selling price of the smartphones in the country, thereby increasing both revenue and profit.