Apple announced its three new iPhone models last week, and now pre-orders have effectively begun for the two flagships in India. Apart from 5,000+ retail outlets, the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are up for pre-orders on Flipkart. Even the Airtel Online Store has the two premium variants phones up for pre-order, as does the official Jio online store. Flipkart has listed exchange offers and cashbacks from banks as part of the pre-order offers, and Airtel has also listed cashback offers. The new iPhone models price in India starts at Rs. 99,900, and the cheaper iPhone XR model will go on sale in October.
Flipkart has all the storage variants of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max up for pre-order. The iPhone XS price in India starts at Rs. 99,900 for the 64GB variant and goes up to Rs. 1,14,900 and Rs. 1,34,900 for the 256GB and 512GB variants, respectively. Likewise, buyers will have to shell out Rs. 1,09,900, Rs. 1,24,900, and Rs. 1,44,900 for the 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage options of the iPhone XS Max, respectively. Flipkart has listed an exchange offer of up to Rs. 13,500 on all iPhone models. Furthermore, there's a 5 percent off if you pre-order the phone using a HDFC Bank credit card, RBL Bank credit card, or the Axis Bank Buzz credit card. EMI options start from Rs. 4,149 per month. To pre-order one of the variants of the iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max from Flipkart, head here.
Airtel Online Store, as promised, is also taking pre-orders for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. It is offering 5 percent cashback on Axis Bank and Citi Bank credit cards, only for users who avail 12 and 24 month EMI option. Users can also avail 5X reward points on all non-EMI transactions. Airtel also has the option to pick up the phone on the day of launch from a nearby Store after September 28 at 6.00pm IST. Alternatively, it will also ship it to your delivery address if you're not in a hurry. Head here to pre-order from Airtel Online Store.
Jio is also taking pre-orders for the new iPhones from September 21 to September 27 via its official website. Buyers can only pre-order one iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max unit per transaction and need to make the payment for the handset in full while booking, and cash on delivery option is not being provided. The unit will be shipped in 3-5 business days after the new models hit the shelves in India, i.e. September 28. All three storage variants - 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB - in Silver, Gold, and Space Gray colours are available for pre-bookings on the Jio site.
|Internal Storage||iPhone XS Price in India||iPhone XS Max Price in India|
|64GB||Rs. 99,900 ($999 in the US||Rs. 1,09,900 ($1,099 in the US|
|256GB||Rs. 1,14,900 ($1,149 in the US)||Rs. 1,24,900 ($1,249 in the US)|
|512GB||Rs. 1,34,900 ($1,349 in the US)||Rs. 1,44,900 ($1,449 in the US)|
Apart from Airtel, Jio, and Flipkart, distributors Ingram Micro and Redington have announced that the OLED iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max variants will also be made available at over 3,000 and 2,500 retail locations across India, respectively. The two iPhone XS and XS Max variants are available in Gold, Space Grey and Silver colour options. These are the first iPhones with dual-SIM functionality to hit the market, though the eSIM feature to support the second SIM card will be activate later this year via a software update.
Coming to the cheaper iPhone XR, it will become available to buy in the country from October 26. The iPhone XR 64GB is priced at Rs. 76,900, the 128GB variant is priced at Rs. 81,900, and the 512GB variant is priced at Rs. 91,900.
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