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It seems India is not so keen on buying the new iPhone 5C. The commercial launch event that took place in multiple cities in India couple of days back turned out to be one successful event. However, now the company is all set to offer its so called cheaper handset iPhone 5C in a surprising buyback scheme where you can exchange your old phone and get a discount of the new iPhone 5C.
The introduction of the scheme is a clear hint to the shortage in the demand of the handset in India. The newly introduced offer comes as a news from a Twitter user, Manish Khatri, who is a retailer in Mumbai. His tweet reads, "Buyback on iPhone 5C and iPhone 4S 8GB LIVE FROM TOMORROW (get minimum 13000 on selected models) *condition apply". He has also posted a list of other devices from different manufacturers which can be exchanged to avail the deal.<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote"><p>Buyback on iPhone 5C and iPhone 4S 8GB LIVE FROM TOMORROW (get minimum 13000 on selected models) *condition apply <a href="http://t.co/FrjWzcXGs6">pic.twitter.com/FrjWzcXGs6</a></p>— Manish Khatri (@MAHESHTELECOM) <a href="https://twitter.com/MAHESHTELECOM/statuses/401343112057860096">November 15, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
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.
To be precise on the scheme, if you exchange an iPhone 4 for iPhone 5C, you will get a minimum discount of Rs 12,000. This means, the iPhone 5C, which is retailing for Rs 41,900, will cost Rs 29,900 under this scheme. However, for an iPhone 4 owners, it is a good to go deal if they have used the handset for a while and have already got bored of it.
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.