Bharti Airtel has just announced that it will be selling the new iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone XR through the Airtel Online Store staring September 28. The Airtel Online Store will start accepting pre-bookings for the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max starting September 21, while pre-bookings for the so called ‘cheaper’ iPhone XR will begin on October 19.
The new iPhone Xs models will also be made available through Apple resellers in India from September 28. The iPhone XR will be up for pre-orders from October 19, and will be available starting October 26. Airtel has not yet announced any bundled telecom offers with the new iPhones, but one can expect to buy them on EMIs that come with free data and calling postpaid plans from Airtel.
However, after combining Airtel’s EMIs with the downpayment one has to make for the phone, customers end up paying more for the iPhone X in the long run than its actual price in India. Last year, Airtel had listed the iPhone X on its online store with a Rs 10,000 cashback for customers purchasing using Citibank Credit Cards. Reliance Jio had also listed the iPhone X on its website with a 70 percent buyback offer for its subscribers. One can expect similar cashback offers on the new iPhones this year.
Here’s what the new iPhones will cost in India. iPhone Xs The smaller of the two OLED iPhones is available in 64GB, 256GB and 512GB variants, with prices starting at just under a lakh. iPhone Xs 64GB - Rs 99,900 iPhone Xs 256GB - Rs 1,14,900 iPhone Xs 512GB - Rs 1,34,900 iPhone Xs Max The iPhone Xs Max sports a huge 6.5-inch display, which is the biggest display that Apple has ever offered.
The phone also sports the biggest price tag that Apple has ever offered. Like its smaller sibling, it too is available in 64GB, 256GB and 512GB variants. iPhone Xs Max 64GB - Rs 1,09,900 iPhone Xs Max 256GB - Rs 1,24,900 iPhone Xs Max 512GB - Rs 1,44,900 iPhone XR The iPhone XR is the ‘cheaper’ variant of the three iPhone models that Apple unveiled.
The two most notable differences between this and the other two iPhones is the use of an IPS LCD panel and a single rear camera. There’s also a difference in the storage variants on offer as the iPhone Xr is available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. iPhone XR 64GB - Rs 76,900 iPhone XR 128GB - Rs 81,900 iPhone XR 256GB - Rs 91,900