Sunday, 17 November 2013

Retailers launch exchange, buyback offers for iPhone 5C and iPhone 4S

It seems India is not so keen on buying the new iPhone 5C. It's been about two weeks since the new Apple iPhones went on sale in India and we are already learning about the exchange or buyback schemes for the iPhone 5C. The offer is on selected smartphones on whose exchange you can get minimum Rs.13,000 off on the price of iPhone 5c and iPhone 4S . (similar exchange offer for iPhone 5/iPhone 4S/iPhone 4 was quite popular and iPhone sales sky-rocketed with it and we think this new offer will do better due to its high exchange price).

This exchange offer is not available for the new iPhone 5s , the reason being simple , iPhone 5s is Apple’s flagship smartphone and is selling at a good pace irrespective of its high price and similar design to iPhone 5 (Fingerprint scanner one of the major reason) . Whereas the iPhone 5c , initially dubbed as an affordable price version of iPhone , is not selling like an Apple iPhone generally do . This is because Apple has kept this new color panel plastic smartphone’s price not so affordable. 

Here is a list of devices that are eligible for the scheme: 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.

However, Business Today confirmed that the deal doesn't come as an official one from Apple but from the retailers on their own initiative. Even the distributor reportedly said that Apple has not yet introduced any such scheme.