It’s D-Day for Apple across the world as offline and online retailers open their doors to sell units of the iPhone X to eager fans in Australia, Singapore, the US, the UK, India, Ireland, and Hong Kong. The phone’s been up for pre-orders since October 27, with reports claiming that it’s broken records set by the iPhone 6 for pre-booking.
India saw this first-hand when the iPhone X went out of stock on online outlets like Amazon and Flipkart in less than hour of pre-orders going live. The device is set to go up for sale at 6 pm today priced at Rs 89000 (64GB) and Rs 102000 (256GB). Airtel has decided to sell the handset directly from its newly launched online store.
Airtel is promising a Rs 10000 cashback deal for anyone who buys the iPhone X with their Citibank credit card. It should be noted that this scheme will only be live between 6 pm on November 3 and 7 am on November 4, so individuals will have to be quick about it.
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One major caveat which Airtel is imposing on its customers is that they’ll have to either be postpaid users or switch to postpaid plans to purchase the iPhone X from its site. Furthermore, the device will be sold on a ‘first come, first serve basis and full payment basis.’ There probably won’t be any kind of EMI schemes available as a result.
Reliance Jio has had its own pre-order plans running since October 27. Interested buyers can still avail its Rs 10000 Citibank cashback and 70% buyback deals. The former will probably expire shortly after sales go live, but the latter goes on till December 31.
Specifications of the iPhone X:
– Display: 5.8-inch Super Retina OLED, 2436 x 1125 pixels
– OS: iOS 11
– CPU: A11 Bionic
– Camera: 12MP + 12MP rear, 7MP front
– Storage: 64GB/256GB
– RAM: 3GB
– Weight: 174g
– Size: 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7mm
– Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fiac, NFC, GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth 5.0
People will have to pay Rs 1999 to sign up for the pre-booking and then commit to a Rs 799/month prepaid or postpaid plan for a year to be eligible for the buyback. They’ll get vouchers worth Rs 62300 after the year is up which can be used to buy anything from a Reliance store.