Apple iPhone and iPhone 8 Plus pre-bookings have started in India. Apple recently launched the devices and the sale will begin in the first wave of countries, which includes India, US, UK, Australian, and China. It is interesting to see that for the first time the India sale is within a week of the official launch, which is a first for the country. The iPhones will go on sale from September 29, but you can register for it right now. However, the premium Apple iPhone X will go on sale from November 3. Meanwhile, major e-commerce companies have announced that users can pre-order the devices on their platform. So, you can go to websites of Amazon India, Flipkart, and even Reliance Jio to pre-book your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus. The iPhone 8 (64GB) is priced at Rs 64,000 and iPhone 8 (256GB) is priced at Rs 77,000. Meanwhile, the iPhone 8 Plus (64GB) is priced at Rs 73,000 and the iPhone 8 Plus (256GB) is priced at Rs 86,000. Here is a list of offers and discounts available on these portals, which you can avail to buy the latest iPhone.
1. iPhone 8 pre-booking on Flipkart: The e-commerce website is hosting its annual Big Billion Days sale, ahead of the festive season. However, it has also announced the pre-booking offers on the Apple iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus. If you are interested in getting the device, Flipkart is offering an extra Rs 3,000 off on the normal exchange value. You can trade your old mobile to buy the iPhone 8 under the exchange offer. If you have an older generation iPhone, the exchange offer is more lucrative for you as usually they relatively fetch the maximum amount of discounts than Android phones.
The website says that if you book the iPhone 8 by September 26, the device will get delivered to you by September 30. Notably, the only cities listed for delivery are Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Pune, Ahmedabad, and Chennai. Additionally, you can also avail a further 10 percent discount if you use SBI debit and credit cards to purchase the devices. There is a 10 percent cashback offer on PhonePe and 5 percent off on Axis Bank Buzz credit card as well. Also, Citi bank credit card and World debit card is offering a Rs 10,000 cashback on iPhone 8 purchase.
2. iPhone 8 pre-booking on Amazon with Jio: Amazon has also announced offers on iPhone 8 pre-booking. The first option is the 70 percent buyback guarantee with Reliance Jio. You will have to click on that option before ordering the device on Amazon India website. The seller in the Jio BuyBack offer is Reliance Digital Xpress. The buyback offer gets you 70 percent of iPhone 8’s invoice value which means excluding taxes, based on the terms and conditions of the offer. The eligible models are iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus and you can buy them from Amazon India, Reliance Stores, MyJio app and www.jio.com.
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When you give back the device, it should be in a working condition that means without any major damage. You will also have to unlock the iCloud/Apple ID account on the iPhone. Majorly, you will have to produce the box, accessories and eligibility certificate, that you will get from Reliance. The time period to avail the offer is from September 1, 2018, to December 31, 2018. Interestingly, the next iPhone will be launched around the same time. Also, Citibank card users can avail a rs 10,000 cashback as well. Under the Jio Buyback offer, users will also have to get a Rs 799 plan on Reliance Jio network.
3. iPhone 8 pre-booking without Jio buyback offer: If you want to the iPhone 8 without the Jio buyback offer, a 10 percent cashback deal with HDFC Bank debit and credit card will be valid. In this case, you will be eligible to get Rs 10,000 extra off. However, this is an exchange offer on old phones. The sale will begin from September 29 and the major cities are Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Pune, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad.