Both Airtel and Airel, the two mobile service providers bringing the iPhone 4S to India, have revealed the price that Indian consumers will have to pay to acquire the latest object of desire from Apple. Airtel and Airtel on their respective iPhone 4S pre-order pages have listed the iPhone 4S 16GB at Rs 44,500 and the 32GB model for Rs 50,900. This pricing is substantially higher than the older models of the iPhone sold by the two carriers. Airtel had priced the iPhone 4 16GB at Rs 35,500 and an 8GB iPhone 3GS was available for Rs 20,900.

In the US the new iPhone 4S was launched at the same price as the iPhone 4.

The 64GB iPhone 4S model is not currently listed on the Airtel pre-order page and some reports say it was priced at Rs 57500 but Airtel later removed it. The Aircel pre-order site displays the 64GB model as sold out and doesn't mention any price.

Airtel and Aircel are the first two Indian mobile operators to announce the iPhone 4S on their networks. The pre-orders from both the service providers were scheduled to begin on Friday. While Airtel was up with its pre-order page, Aircel was apparently facing a technical glitchm but has now started acceptiong pre-orders.

Both Airtel and Aircel have announced November 25 as the official release date.