It’s been almost a year since the iPhone SE arrived on Indian shores in April 2016 at Rs 39000. The smartphone recently got propped up as the prime candidate for Apple’s Make in India plans. The expectation was that the device would become cheaper after the manufacturing process began.
You might not have to wait around for that to happen though, since it appears some offline retailers across the country have begun vending the 16GB iPhone SE at just Rs 19999. Kerala-based retailer ITNET Infocom announced this development via its Twitter page, stating that the offer was only valid on credit and debit card transactions.
ITNET later clarified in a customer interaction that you would have to pay Rs 25000 for the iPhone SE up front and then get Rs 5000 as cashback within 90 days. Even the 64GB iteration of the phone is available under a similar deal which brings its cost down to Rs 25999.
ITNET’s also selling the 32GB iPhone 6S at Rs 37900 after a Rs 7000 cashback and the 16GB iPhone 5S at Rs 14900. The merchant maintains that these cashback offers are available at Apple authorized stores across the country, despite many people in the thread claiming otherwise after visiting outlets in their location.
Online outlets like Amazon India don’t seem to be privy to this cashback deal. The iPhone SE is at present going for Rs 21499 on the e-commerce site. There’s also an exchange scheme which knocks off up to Rs 12000 from its value.