Apple iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus launched in India with 70% buyback offer from Reliance Jio

Apple iPhone X will also be launched on Reliance Jio network later this year.

  • Updated: September 29, 2017 3:57 PM IST

Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be going on sale in India later today. To make them tempting for buyers, Reliance Jio is promising a 70 percent buyback offer and other schemes.

If you buy an Apple iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus from one of the Reliance Digital stores, you will be eligible for a buyback program. As a part of this plan, you will be able to return your smartphone and get back up to 70 percent value of your purchase. However, the catch here is that you will have to make a recharge of Rs 799 plan or above for 12 subsequent months in order to be eligible for the buyback scheme. Under Rs 799 plan, Reliance Jio users on iPhone 8 smartphones will get 3GB data per day for 30 days, that is 90GB data for three billing cycles.

Potential buyers can also choose a higher yearly plan or Rs 9,999 yearly plan to get a total of 780GB data valid for 390 days. Alongside, you can also avail Rs 10,000 cashback on purchases made using Citibank credit or debit card. The cashback will be credited to your bank account after 90 days from purchase. This offer is however only valid if you buy either of the iPhones today.

The partnership between Apple and Reliance Jio was announced by Akash Ambani, Director, Jio. The company also promises that the iPhone X will also be made available when it hits our shores in November.

Commenting on the partnership with Reliance Jio, Apple CEO Tim Cook said, “We’re excited to be building so many new relationships in India, including tens of thousands of developers across the country now writing apps for iOS.” Apple has also added new keyboards for India and extended its support to 11 local languages, while iPhone now can take dictation in Hindi.

Both the Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be available later today in India. The first set of devices will be delivered to those who had preordered them last week. As far as pricing is concerned, the iPhone 8 will be available for Rs 64,000, and Rs 77,000 for the 64GB and 256GB variants respectively. The iPhone 8 Plus, on the other hand, is priced at Rs 73,000, and Rs 86,000 for the 64GB and 256GB variants respectively. DON’T MISS: Apple iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus India sales to kick off today: Everything you need to know

In terms of features and specifications,  Both Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus come with glass sandwich design and are powered by the A11 Bionic chip. While iPhone 8 has a single camera setup, the iPhone 8 Plus boasts a dual-camera setup with portrait mode and portrait lighting feature. The new iPhones are also optimized for ARKit, which paves the way for Augmented Reality experience on the smartphones. Both the iPhone 8 duo support wireless charging and are water and dust resistant. RELATED: Apple iPhone 8 Plus: How to use Portrait Lighting

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  • Published Date: September 29, 2017 3:44 PM IST
  • Updated Date: September 29, 2017 3:57 PM IST