Apple iPhone pre-booking has started in India, and you can own the device at just Rs 9,200 for 1 year.
Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are finally here in India and the pre-bookings have started. The iPhone 8 will go on sale on September 29, but you can order them from today via online and offline channels. While online channels like Amazon, Flipkart, and Jio.com are offering massive deals on the iPhone 8, users can also avail discounts on offline channels like Apple resellers, Reliance Digital stores, Jio stores, and more. The pre-booking will go on until September 29 and then the phone will go on sale. Meanwhile, the most exciting offers are from Reliance Jio. Apart from announcing a special tariff plan for the Apple iPhone 8, the latest entrant in the telecom sector has also unveiled a plan where you can get the new iPhone 8 for just Rs 16,200. However, when it comes to offers like this, there is a catch.
Reliance Jio has announced a BuyBack offer which you can avail via Reliance Digital, Jio store, Jio website, and MyJio app. The Jio BuyBack offer gives the buyers a 70 percent discount on the original price. However, users will have to use the Jio SIM card and return the iPhone 8 after 1 year. So, if you purchase the iPhone 8’s 256GB variant, the price is Rs 86,000. But under the offer, you will get Rs 60,200 back when you give back the iPhone after using it for one whole year. This takes the price down to Rs 25,800. Additionally, if you have a Citibank credit card, you will be eligible for Rs 10,000 cashback on the iPhone 8. This means there is a further price drop. So, technically, if you avail both the offers, you can own an iPhone 8 for 1 year at just Rs 15,800.
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Similarly, the Apple iPhone 8 costs Rs 64,000 for the 64GB model. Jio is giving a 70 percent buyback guarantee which means it will give you Rs 44,800 back after 1 year. If you use the Rs 10,000 cashback offer on top of this, the entire price comes down to Rs 9,200. It should be noted that you will have to get a Rs 799 recharge down on your new iPhone 8, and Jio will provide you 90GB data, free calling and SMS and more.
Meanwhile, on Amazon India website, you can pre-book the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus using an exchange offer which gives you discounts of upto Rs 20,341. Interestingly, if you have an old iPhone, you can get an extra Rs 10,000 off on the new iPhone 8. Similarly, on Flipkart, the exchange offer value on iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus is Rs 23,000. A further discount of Rs 3000 can be availed if you exchange an old iPhone. Additionally, there are several cashback offers on various bank credit and debit cards.
Apple iPhone 8 price in India (64GB variant) is Rs 64,000, and the 256GB iPhone 8 is available for Rs 77,000. Meanwhile, the Apple iPhone 8 Plus (64GB storage variant) price in India is Rs 73,000, while iPhone 8 Plus (256GB storage) India price is Rs 86,000.