On Friday noon Reliance industries chariman Mukesh Ambani’s son Akash Ambani launched the new Apple devices iPhone 8 and 8 Plus in the telco’s headquarters in Navi Mumbai. Tim Cook and Mukesh Ambani addressed this grand event through video messages.
Tim Cook quoted”We’ve added new keyboards for India so we now support 11 local languages, and iPhone now takes dictation in Hindi. We’re excited to be building so many new relationships in India, including tens of thousands of developers across the country now writing apps for iOS”
“We are going to provide deep integration of Apple’s entire gamut of services on Jio’s network, so that it provides superlative customer experience,” said Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries in his video message.
Some hitpoints :
Reliance Digital will officially sell the iPhones, offering assured buyback value of 70% when people upgrade to the next iPhones that come up next year.
The move will ensure that iPhone buyers stay as Jio customers paying monthly Rs 799 for next 12 months, giving it much-needed high value customers.
In addition, customers will get Rs 10,000 cashback on the day of the launch, when they use a Citibank Credit Card to purchase the phone.
Apple will start selling the iPhone 8 series on September 29, while the iPhone X will be available from November 3, about two weeks after Diwali, when festive season sales typically peak. Apple’s tenth anniversary edition of the iPhone, the iPhone X, will be available at a starting price of Rs 89,000 from November 3, along with China and the US.
To avail the buyback offer, customers buying these new iPhones from Reliance Digital – or from ecommerce major Amazon – will have to get themselves enrolled for an iPhone upgrade after 12 months, then Reliance Digital or Amazon will return 70% of the cost and adjust the price in the new iPhone when it comes in 2018, effectively giving consumers a discount.
Further, the conditions are that customer will have to continue to use Jio connection, spend Rs 799 each month, and to have the phone exchanged from Reliance Digital, or Amazon, only. Existing Jio users can also avail this offer by changing their calling plan.
Under the new iPhone plan, Jio is offering 90 GB of data per month. The plan can be availed by both prepaid and postpaid customers.