Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus launched in India by Reliance Jio with 70% buyback offer, new tariff plan

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Apple today launched the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in India, it had promised. Reliance Jio launched these smartphones at an event in Mumbai in partnership with Apple. In addition to and Authorized Apple resellers, the latest iPhones will be available across 900 cities in India from more than 2000 Reliance Digital outlets.

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Reliance Jio also launched a new tariff plan especially for iPhone 8. The Rs. 799 plan provides 90GB of data per month (at 3GB per day) for postpaid users, in addition to free voice, SMS and complimentary subscription to Jio’s premium applications. The same plan is also available for prepaid users with a 28 day validity.

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There is a Rs. 10,000 an additional cashback on Citi credit and
world debit cards today, September 29th. Jio also announced that it  will offer a special 70% buyback on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Under this offer, customer who opts for the Rs. 799 or higher Jio tariff plan would be eligible for 70% of the MRP as buyback amount on return of the device after a year. This offer is available on and MyJio App, Jio Store, Reliance Digital Store, Enterprise partners of Jio and

“Both brands will work together to progressively bring Apple’s gamut of products and services to Indians including Apple’s Mac Lab and iPhone X,” said Jio.

The iPhone 8 starts at Rs. 64,000 for the 64GB variant and the price goes up to Rs. 86,000 for the 256GB iPhone 8 Plus.

Tim Cook, CEO, Apple Inc. sent a video message at the iPhone 8 launch event, he said:

Namaste, to all my friends in India. Thank you for coming out today for the launch of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus. A special thanks to Mukesh and everyone at Jio for hosting the celebration for iPhone customers.

At Apple, we are incredibly excited about this new generation of iPhone – iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus. They make everything we love about iPhone even better. We think you will love the new glass and aluminium designs with wireless charging and new retina HD displays. iPhone 8 has the smartest, most powerful chip ever in a smartphone, the A11 bionic, designed by Apple.

It has our best cameras, portrait mode and portrait lighting and the highest quality video capture on a phone. With iOS11, these new iPhones deliver an amazing augmented reality experiences like nothing you’ve ever seen before. I think you’re really going to love this feature. 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. I want to thank everyone again for joining us on this journey and being here today. I wish I could be there with you. Enjoy iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus. I wish everyone a very happy and safe Diwali.

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

Srivatsan Sridhar is a Mobile Technology Enthusiast who is passionate about Mobile phones and Mobile apps. He uses the phones he reviews as his main phone. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram