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Apple iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus to be exclusively available via Flipkart, company confirms

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be going on sale from September 29. The iPhone X will start shipping from November 3.

  • Updated: September 17, 2017 11:13 AM IST
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There’s been quite a bit of buzz around Apple’s new iPhones since their unveiling. Apple has already revealed plans for the iPhone launch, and there will be little to no wait for us Indians the global roll out begins. Update: A Flipkart spokesperson has told BGR India, “Flipkart is the official online partner for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus. and iPhone X. By virtue of being the official partners, Flipkart will be able to ensure that deliveries for customers buying on Flipkart will happen on September 29 itself. If you pre-book on any other portal, the wait period will be at least 2-3 days. Apart from delivery on the very day of release, customer buying on Flipkart will be eligible for all offers that Apple will announce for preorder of iPhone 8. Consumer buying on Flipkart will also have a differentiated delivery experience approved by Apple, that will not be possible if you pre-book on any other portal.”

Earlier today, we reported about a few offline retailers like Brightstar, Rashi Peripherals, and Redington India where the new iPhones will be available. Now BGR India has learnt that online, all three iPhones will be exclusively available via e-commerce site Flipkart. Pre-orders for the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus kick off on September 22, with sales starting from September 29. The more expensive iPhone X, on the other hand, will be up for pre-orders starting October 27. Shipments will kick off on November 3.

Apple iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X prices

All three new iPhones will be available in two storage variants – 64GB and 256GB. The iPhone 8 variants are priced at Rs 64,000, and Rs 77,000, respectively. The iPhone 8 Plus variants are priced at Rs 73,000, and Rs 86,000, respectively. While the anniversary edition iPhone X variants are priced at Rs 89,000, and Rs 102,000 respectively. DON’T MISS: Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 6s India prices slashed following iPhone 8, iPhone X launch

Apple iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus specifications, features

Both the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are incremental upgrades over last year’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. One big change however is the use of a glass body, which is necessary for the new wireless charging feature. The two new iPhones also get more power under the hood. Both are now powered by Apple’s new A11 Bionic SoC. This chipset with six-cores is said to be nearly 70 percent faster than the previous-generation chipset. The graphics performance too is about 30 percent better.

Apple iPhone X specifications, features

The anniversary edition Apple iPhone X however is the biggest-ever overhaul to the iPhone lineup yet. Gone are the thick bezels around the screen, and the home button. Apple has now opted for an edge-to-edge OLED screen with Super Retina Display. With the home button/Touch ID sensor gone, Apple has now introduced a new biometric authentication feature – Face ID. As the name suggests, this feature scans your face to unlock the iPhone. All three new iPhones run on iOS 11 out-of-the-box. RELATED: Apple iPhone X first impressions roundup: What early reviewers say of the $999 iPhone

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  • Published Date: September 13, 2017 9:32 PM IST
  • Updated Date: September 17, 2017 11:13 AM IST