Reliance Jio rolls out iPhone 8 in India today; Tim Cook addresses event via video conference


Earlier this month, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were revealed during the 10th Apple anniversary. The devices are more or less resemble to iPhone 7, however, the new offerings come with a glass back for wireless charging, which Apple claims is the most durable glass ever in a smartphone. 

Akash Ambani, Mukesh Ambani’s son who also played a relevant role in rolling out JioPhone unveiled iPhone 8 and 8 Plus in India today. The event held at Reliance Jio headquarters in Navi Mumbai. 

Reliance Industries’ chairman, Mukesh Ambani and CEO of Apple, Tim Cook addressed the event via video messages. 

Under the new iPhone plan, Jio is offering 90 GB of data per month. The plan can be availed by both prepaid and postpaid customers. Buyers will also get Rs 10,000 cashback on the day of the launch, when they use a Citibank Credit Card to purchase the phone. 

Jio had also enabled its customers to pre-book these iPhones from its website and the Jio stores. 

The newly launched iPhones will be available for purchase from September 29 onwards at a starting price of Rs 64,000. The iPhone X will be available from November 3, roughly after two weeks of Diwali at a starting price of Rs 89,000. 

iPhone 8 will come in 3 colours, Silver, space grey and new gold finish. There will be a 4.7″ display in the 8 and 5.5″ display in the Plus variant.