IPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus pre-bookings have started in India via online and offline channels. There are several iPhone 8 pre-booking offers being provided by online retailers to lure shoppers from the likes of Amazon, Flipkart, and Reliance Jio, among others. In offline retail, various authorised Apple Resellers, Redington stores, big format chains, and Jio Stores will likely be taking the pre-orders for the handset authorised Apple Resellers, Redington stores, big format chains, and Jio Stores will likely be taking the pre-orders for the handset till September 29, as it goes on sale. Jio has also established an exclusive telecom plan for its new iPhone 8 models. Apple also unveiled the flagship iPhone X this year, but it will arrive in India in November, along with other international markets.
The iPhone 8 along with iPhone 8 Plus pre-booking offers on Amazon India include exchange discount of up to Rs. 20,341; if you exchange an old iPhone model, you will get an excess Rs. 10,000 off, the e-commerce manufacturer states (the additional discount will be included in the exchange discount). There are also no cost EMIs, 10 percent additional cashback on purchases made via HDFC Bank credit or debit cards, and the option to choose the Jio 70 percent buyback offer.
The Jio buyback option can also be availed by Reliance Digital, Jio.com, Jio Store, and MyJio app, and provides customers 70 percent of the purchase price if they use the iPhone 8 with Jio SIM card, and return it after a year. So someone who bought the iPhone 8 Plus 256GB because of its whole price of Rs. 86,000, they will get back Rs. Jio is additionally offering Rs. 10,000 cashback on Citibank cards, along with a Rs. 799 program with 90GB information, free SMSs, access to Jio apps, and free calls.
On Flipkart, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus pre-booking offers include exchange discount up to Rs. 23,000 (an extra Rs. 3,000 off on exchanging an old iPhone, price included in total discount shown on the site), 10 percent off on SBI debit and credit cards, and 5 percent on Axis Bank Buzz credit cards, 10 percent cashback on PhonePe payments, and Rs. You might even go for 1-year buyback guarantee at Rs. 99, which provides Rs. 40,000 exchange value on return, and extended 1-year warranty on Rs. 2,695.
Coming to offline retail, Redington India has confirmed that both the iPhones could be pre-ordered from any of its 3,000 stores across the country. Anticipate the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus to likewise be available for pre-orders in big format stores like Croma, Maple, Vijay Revenue, and much more. Offers in these retail stores will change, and head to the nearest store tomorrow, to know more about them.
The iPhone 8 price in India for its 64GB variant is Rs. 64,000, while the 256GB model prices Rs. 77,000. Similarly, the iPhone 8 Plus price in India has been set as Rs. 73,000 for the base 64GB storage variant, while the model with 256GB storage is Rs. 86,000.
The iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus offer incremental improvements over the last year’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models. They very much retain the same form factor and design, but there are a couple of noticeable changes including new colour options – Silver, Space Gray, and Gold Finish, improved display, 25 percent retractable speakers, as well as glass front and back. Both the new iPhone models additionally encourage Qi wireless inductive charging, allowing individuals control the iPhone without having to plug in a cable again.
Apple’s iPhone 8 along with iPhone 8 Plus are powered by A11 Bionic SoC six-core chips and improved GPU, which is 30 percent more efficient than the GPUs in last year’s models. The new SoC and GPU are able to perform complex tasks like video encoding at substantially faster rate.
IPhone 8 along with iPhone 8 Plus arrive with improved cameras, Apple said, adding that photos have better detail, feel even as the iPhone 8 continues to get 12-megapixel camera, and the iPhone 8 Plus a duo of 12-megapixel camera sensors. Among other new capabilities, both the new iPhone models can take 1080p videos in 240 frames per second.