Finally, the day loyal Apple fans have been patiently waiting for is here. The new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are all set to go on sale in India across e-commerce sites and multi-brand retail stores. Unlike the last couple of years when the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s went on sale at mid-night, Apple is taking a different approach this time around. Today, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will go on sale at 7PM. You can purchase online from Flipkart, Amazon India, Paytm, Snapdeal, Infibeam, Tata CLiQ, of from retail stores such as Reliance Digital, Croma, and other authorized Apple resellers. A lot of you may have already pre-booked or pre-ordered an iPhone 7, but those who still haven’t and here are some exciting cashback deals worth checking out.
Yes, iPhones are expensive, but this year there are a number of deals around where you can save some money. Some e-commerce sites are offering attractive buyback offers where you can exchange your old smartphone for the brand new iPhones, there are also cashback offers on credit cards, where you can save some more. Without any further ado, let’s look at what’s on offer.
Apple iPhone 7 exchange offers
Flipkart is offering an exchange discount of up to Rs 24,500. The maximum discount is applicable on the iPhone 6s Plus, which brings down the cost of iPhone 7 32GB variant to Rs 35,500. The exchange price for smartphones depends on the brand and model – you can get anywhere between Rs 1,500 to Rs 24,500. Snapdeal, on the other hand, is offering exchange discount of up to Rs 16,000. However, not all cities and pin codes are covered. So, you’ll have to first check if you reside in an area that is eligible for the offer. ALSO READ: Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus review roundup
Apple iPhone 7 EMI plans
The iPhone 7 price starts at Rs 60,000, and goes all the way up to Rs 92,000 for the top end iPhone 7 Plus 128GB variant. Of course, with that expensive price tag, we’d like to buy it on easy monthly installment (EMI), and e-commerce sites have got you covered on that. Right from Flipkart and Snapdeal, to Infibeam and Tata CLiQ, everyone is offering EMI offers when payment made using credit cards. Cards of banks such as HDFC, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, HSBC, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Bank and Standard Chartered Bank among others are supported.
On paying via any of the credit cards, you can convert the amount into EMI – with the tenure ranging from three months and going all the way up to 24 months. It enables you to buy the iPhone 7 (32GB variant priced at Rs 60,000) for as low as Rs 2,930 for 24 months and Rs 5,380 for 12 months. The interest rates range anywhere between 12 percent to 15 percent year. Similarly, three months EMI would set you back by approximately Rs 20,500 for three months. ALSO READ: Apple iPhone 7 AnTuTu benchmark result shatters all records with a score of 178,397
Apple iPhone 7 cashback offers
Online retailers are also providing cashback offers. Paytm is offering anywhere between Rs 5,000 to Rs 7,000 as cashback when you buy the new iPhones. The cashback will be credited to your Paytm wallet, 24 hours after the phone is shipped. You can use this cashback to purchase anything from the marketplace, be it a gadget, clothing, mobile recharge, or pay utility bills.
Snapdeal has partnered with American Express to offer flat discount of Rs 10,000 when you check out and make payment using American Express credit cards. It has also partnered Axis Bank to offer additional 10 percent cashback discount up to Rs 5,000, when you make payment using Axis Bank credit or debit card. ALSO READ: First photos from the Apple iPhone 7 Plus are here and they look amazing
When Flipkart started taking pre-orders, it was also offering Rs 10,000 cashback to Citibank credit card holders (to be credited by January 8, 2017), but the same isn’t visible now. Also, Amazon India was offering additional cashback of on HDFC Bank Cards for those who pre-ordered between October 1 and October 5. It was also offering cashback up to Rs 8,000 as Amazon.in Gift card between (September 30 to October 7), but those were limited time offers till stocks were available.
Apple iPhone 7 Airtel 10GB free data
Not to be left behind, India’s largest telecom operator, Airtel, is offering iPhone 7 buyers with additional 10GB of data per month for 12 months. This means, users get 120GB extra data over the year. However, the plan is only applicable for myplan Infinity users, which starts from Rs 949 and goes all the way up to Rs 2,999. To be able to get the additional data, users need to purchase the new iPhones from Airtel.in or from its retail shops.