The news comes from a Twitter user named Manish Khatri, who is a retailer in Mumbai, and NDTV Gadgets has been able to verify this scheme from another source. Khatri writes on Twitter, "Buyback on iPhone 5c and iPhone 4S 8GB LIVE FROM TOMORROW (get minimum 13000 on selected models) *condition apply."
Buyback on iPhone 5C and iPhone 4S 8GB LIVE FROM TOMORROW (get minimum 13000 on selected models) *condition apply pic.twitter.com/FrjWzcXGs6-- Manish Khatri (@MAHESHTELECOM) November 15, 2013
Khatri has also posted an image that includes the list of smartphones that can be traded in for the iPhone 5c and iPhone 4S. Interestingly, the list includes some of flagship smartphones also.
The smartphones that can be used for the buyback offer includes the BlackBerry Z10, BlackBerry Q10, HTC One dual-SIM, HTC One mini, HTC Desire 500, HTC Desire 600, Nokia Lumia 925, Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8, Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3, Sony Xperia Z1, Sony Xperia Z, Sony Xperia Z Ultra, Sony Xperia ZR, Sony Xperia C. The list also includes the Apple iPhone 4 8GB and 16GB models.
Earlier on Friday, the research firm Gartner said in a report that the iPhone 5c was expensive for India and other emerging markets.
In India, Apple is selling the 16GB iPhone 5c at Rs. 41,900, and the 32GB variant at Rs. 53,500. The iPhone 4S 8GB, in newly revised pricing, is available at Rs. 31,500 including taxes.
Apple launched both the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s in India on November 1, starting at Rs. 41,900 and Rs. 53,500 for the 16GB models, respectively. Both the smartphones were globally unveiled in September this year.