- 3G is not available in India yet, and you don't know what prices these operators will charge once it does come up
- The previous point is important because like in the US, the iPhone ties you to one operator. You cannot switch (at least not officially).
- Your GPS has no driving directions (unlike the Nokia phones) and as a corollary, no audio directions either.
- The hands-free kit is extra
- There is no option for bluetooth headphones
- You cannot increase storage beyond what you're provided.
- Price: At Rs31,000 for the 8GB version, the phone is not only four times more expensive than the ones available in the US, it still subjects you to the same conditionalities, of being stuck with one operator.
As someone who fell in love with the iPhone the moment I saw it (many a time I would go to my colleague's desk only to try the touch screen), this has been a major disappointment. I am OK with all the other drawbacks (those of GPS and storage, and bluetooth headphones), but I cannot stand thae fact that I'll still be tied to one operator despite paying the full price for the phone. This is shameful and shows the utter lack of regard that Apple has for Indian customers. Just for this reason, I'll say - "Shame on you, Apple".