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30 September, 2017, 15:46 | Author: Jan Cross
  • Tim Cook addresses audiences at Reliance Jio's iPhone 8 launch

This year, Apple broke from tradition and introduced two totally new iPhones: the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X. What's up with that?

As was expected, Apple has today announced iPhone 8 and 8 Plus in India. The iPhone 8 Plus with 64 GB retails for INR 73,000 and the one with the 256 GB storage is priced at INR 86,000, making it INR 3,000 less than the iPhone X. But now the problem started at the hardware level: gold Apple iPhone 8 Plus exploded while charging, and it was the version for 64 gigabytes, lived in the end only a few days.

There are a bunch of offers these platforms are offering, which includes some considerable exchange offers on Flipkart of up to Rs 23,000. For example, Jio is bundling the iPhone with a Jio SIM with buy back guarantee programme. And if you buy the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus from Reliance stores you can also avail a 70 percent BuyBack offer.

If you've chose to hold out for an iPhone X rather than picking up an iPhone 8 Plus, you may have made a very wise decision. The aftersales will be from Apple, which is mostly best in India. That was the flawless combination to make the batteries explode and in the end Samsung had to stop production and deal with public fallout that included FAA flight bans for the phone. Pre-booked Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be delivered from September 29 onwards.

A good rule of thumb: If you're new iPhone suddenly cracks open during charging or otherwise, take it to a safe location immediately.

If the consumer is a person who loves technology and wants to have the latest iPhone release, as well as have some of the premium features that Apple released, then I would say definitely get the iPhone X.

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- If you are someone already using the iPhone 7 or the iPhone 7 Plus, don't upgrade.

Amazon too hasn't shied away from the iPhone 8.

The move will ensure those iPhone buyers stay as Jio customers paying monthly Rs 799 for next 12 months.

Under the hood, the new iPhones come outfitted with Apple's new A11 Bionic chipset with hexa-core CPU and Apple designed GPU. The company will also launch exclusive tariff plan for new Apple devices.

The Apple iPhone 8 features a 4.7-inch Retina HD display whereas the bigger iPhone 8 Plus comes with a 5.5-inch Retina HD display. However customers will have to wait at least a year before they can receive this money. For instance, on purchase made from Flipkart or Amazon India, if you make payment using a Citi Credit and World Debit Cards, there's an additional cash back Rs 10,000.

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