The next-generation iPhones would go on sale today from 6:00pm via various online and offline channels.
Delivery of pre-booked devices would start from today; the pre-booking of the smartphones that began on 22 September will close at 6:00pm.
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Apple iPhone 8 series launched in India
Both iPhone devices available in two storage options
The iPhone 8 64 GB variant is priced at Rs. 64,000 while the 256GB variant at Rs. 77,000.
The 64GB variant of the iPhone 8 Plus will be sold at Rs. 73,000 while the 256GB variant at Rs. 86,000.
Online, Offline Channels
Apple to market latest devices on online, offline platforms
Coming to the offline channels, people can purchase the phones at many leading electronic stores, including Reliance Digital, Croma, and Redington India.
Following a partnership with Reliance, Apple will sell its devices through Jio's website and stores.
Special deals and recharge offers are being provided by Jio.
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Online exchange, cashback, and EMI offers
Amazon is offering discounts of up to Rs. 16,500 on the iPhone 8 series on exchange; EMI options start from Rs. 3,043.
Flipkart's exchange offer for the new iPhones promises additional "exchange value" of up to 12%. Its "No Cost EMIs" start from Rs. 5,334.
Those who pre-order the phones using Citibank cards get Rs. 10,000 cashback; it's valid up to 5:59pm today.
Buyback offers by Jio and Flipkart
Under Jio's buyback offer, people buying iPhone8/8 Plus on Amazon/Reliance Digital can get 70% of the cost back if they upgrade to the next iPhones releasing in 2018.
However, customers need to purchase Jio's Rs. 799 monthly plan for the next 12 months or Rs. 9,588 annual-subscription.
Under Flipkart's Rs. 99 buyback offer, buyers get upto 52% value of iPhone 8/8 Plus on exchange.
Both new devices feature new glass, aluminum design
The 4.7-inch iPhone 8 and 5.5-inch iPhone 8 both feature Retina-HD display and are made of the most durable glass ever.
They are powered by A11 Bionic chipset and offer 70% greater performance and a great battery life.
The speakers on these phones are redesigned to be 25% louder, delivering better base.
iPhone 8 houses a 1,821mAh battery while 8 Plus a 2,691mAh battery.
Cameras on the phones
The iPhone 8 continues to have a single rear camera, however, with improved optics. It has a 12MP camera with a larger and faster sensor. The iPhone 8 Plus comes with dual 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras on the back.