Apple launched the latest iPhone series recently in India, for which pre-bookings had started from September 22. Today, the company has started the sales of the Apple iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus in India through both the online and the offline retail channels. Reliance Jio today hosted an event to unveil both the devices. Apple’s CEO Tim Cook expressed his gratitude to everyone who was present at the event. At the event, Mr. Mukesh Ambani also announced that Reliance Jio had received a lot of pre-bookings for the devices.
“Namaste, to all my friends in India. Thank you for coming out today for the launch of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus. A special thanks to Mukesh and everyone at Jio for hosting the celebration for iPhone customers. At Apple, we are incredibly excited about this new generation of iPhone – iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus. They make everything we love about iPhone even better. We think you will love the new glass and aluminium designs with wireless charging and new Retina HD displays. iPhone 8 has the smartest, most powerful chip ever in a smartphone, the A11 bionic, designed by Apple. It has our best cameras, portrait mode and portrait lighting and the highest quality video capture on a phone. With iOS11, these new iPhones deliver an amazing augmented reality experience like nothing you’ve ever seen before. I think you’re really going to love this feature. We’ve added new keyboards for India so we now support 11 local languages, and iPhone now takes dictation in Hindi. 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. I want to thank everyone again for joining us on this journey and being here today. I wish I could be there with you. Enjoy iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus. I wish everyone a very happy and safe Diwali,”
said Tim Cook to the people who were attending the event.
The Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus comes in two variants 64GB and 256GB. The iPhone 8 is priced at Rs. 64,000 for the 64GB model and the 256GB variant is priced at Rs. 77,000. The Apple iPhone 8 Plus is priced at Rs. 73,000 for the 64GB variant and Rs. 86,000 for the 256GB variant.
Reliance Jio is offering Rs. 10,000 cashback to Citibank cardholders. The users who will use the iPhone on the 4G network with a tariff plan of Rs. 799 which will have a validity of 28 days can after one year return the device and claim a 70 percent cash back in vouchers for upgrading to the next-gen iPhone or purchasing any other product at the Reliance Digital Stores.
Flipkart is also offering a Rs. 10,000 cashback to Citi bank cardholders after the purchase of the new iPhone, while Amazon India is offering up to 16,500 additional discount on the devices on exchange.