iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus pre-bookings in India have opened, with both offline stores and online retailers providing deals to lure customers. Pre-bookings for the two iPhone 8 models will continue till September 29, the day the shipping starts. Reliance Jio is joining in the action too, and will be taking pre-orders for the handsets via its Jio Stores, Jio.com website, and Reliance Digital big-format stores. To make the deal sweeter for the buyers, iPhone 8 pre-bookings from Jio channels include many offers, such as cashbacks, buyback guarantee, and a unique plan with 90GB of 4G data per month. Check out the offers of the offers below:
Jio iPhone 8 pre-booking offers
Consumers who pre- book iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus between September 22 and September 29 will be eligible for Rs. 10,000 cashback on the purchase In order to claim the offer, they will need to make the purchase via Citibank credit card. This will bring down the effect of the base 64GB iPhone 8 model to Rs. 54,000, while the 256GB model will drop to Rs. 67,000 Similarly, the effective prices of the 64GB and 256GB iPhone 8 Plus will become Rs. 63,000 and Rs. 76,000, respectively.
Apart from the cashback, consumers who buy the new iPhone 8 models from Reliance Digital, Jio.com, Jio Store, and MyJio app will also get 70 percent cashback if they return the handset after a year. So anyone who bought the iPhone 8 Plus 256GB for its full price of Rs. 86,000, they will get back Rs. 60,200 on returning the phone The only caveat is that the buyer will have used a Jio SIM on the iPhone model for the period, and while returning to the cashback.
Jio will also launch a unique tariff plan for the two Apple smartphones . The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus buyers can opt for upcoming Rs. 799 plan that provides 90GB of data, free SMSes, subscription to Jio apps, and free calls. The validity of the plan is 28 days for prepaid users, and one billing cycle for postpaid users.
iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus features and specifications
The iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus offer Incremental improvements over the last year's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models They are very much retaining the same form factor and design, but there are some noticeable changes including new color options – Silver, Space Gray, and Gold Finish, improved display, 25 percent louder speakers, as well as glass front and back. Both the new iPhone models also support Qi wireless inductive charging, allowing people to charge the iPhone without having a plug in a cable again, Phil Schiller, Apple's Vice President of Worldwide Marketing said
Apple's iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are powered by A11 Bionic SoC six-core processors and improved GPU, which is 30 percent more efficient than the GPUs in last year's models. The new SoC and GPU are able to perform complex tasks such as video encoding at faster rate.
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus also come with improved cameras, Apple said, adding that photos now have better detail, texture Even as the iPhone 8 continues to have 12-megapixel camera, and the iPhone 8 Plus is a 12-megapixel camera sensor. Among other new capabilities, both new iPhone models can shoot 1080p videos in 240 frames per second.