Apple has unveiled a new promotion for people looking to buy its iPhones in India, just in time for the festive Diwali season. Customers can avail a 10% cashback offer and Low Cost EMI on the handsets, as long as they buy them through a Citibank Credit Card at one of the brand’s official offline retailers.
The 10% discount is live now and valid till November 7. There are 3 separate ways to take advantage of it. The first involves buying the iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, or iPhone 8 through a 12-month or 24-month Citibank EMI scheme.
Apple’s Diwali Deal
The second covers full swipe Citibank transactions where the buyer pays the full amount for the iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, or iPhone 8 and picks up the AirPods as well. The 10% cashback only kicks into place if the iPhone and AirPods are bought separately.
The third also covers full swipe Citibank purchases, but there are no additional items to be bought. Just forking the entire amount for the iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 6S, or iPhone 6 will instantly grant the customer a 10% cashback.
IndiaiStore, Apple’s official website for its offline store partners, has an EMI calculator on its offer page for anyone who wants to see how much they’ll have to pay per month after availing the 10% cashback. For instance, the 64GB iPhone XR is priced at Rs 76900 and its EMI will be Rs 6179 after taking the discount into account.
Making some calculations, that’s a Rs 2752 reduction overall. Similarly, the 64GB iPhone XS costs Rs 99900 and has an offer EMI of Rs 7983. This is a Rs 4104 drop all-in-all. Over on Flipkart, the 64GB iPhone XS has a direct Rs 5000 cut and is selling at Rs 94900. SBI Credit Card holders get a 10% discount and OnePlus phone owners get an extra Rs 3000 off on exchange.