Apple's Buyback Scheme to Offer ₹5,000 Discount on iPhone 4S in India

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By greeshma m | January 9, 2014 8:39 PM EST

Tech titan Apple is reportedly planning to launch a buyback scheme offer for iPhone 4S in India.

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A man carries packs of Apple iPhone 4S, with each pack containing five sets, outside an Apple store in Hong Kong November 11, 2011.

Mumbai-based mobile phone retailer Manish Khatri on Thursday tweeted that Apple India will start a buyback scheme for iPhone 4S 8GB from Friday (10/01/13). However, apart from mentioning 3G, he did not mention the names of those devices which are eligible for the iPhone 4S 8GB exchange. Black Berry 8520 and 9220 and older models are reportedly not in the list.

"Starting tomorrow, buy back on #iPhone 4s 8GB. Get minimum ₹5000 off on your old smartphone* including 3GS," his tweet read.

Even though Apple Inc. has not officially announced any buyback scheme, technology website BGR.in is said to have verified the report and claims the offer will be available at least till 15 February.

Consumers, who wish to change their smartphone, can trade in their old smartphone and grab a discount of minimum ₹5,000 on the iPhone 4S (8GB) which costs ₹31,000.

Key specifications of Apple iPhone 4S

It sports a 3.5-inch retina display (LED back-lit IPS TFT LCD screen) with 640x960p resolution and pixel density of 326 ppi and is powered by Apple A5 chip. The phone runs on iOS 5, upgradable to iOS 6.1.3, iOS 7.0.4 and comes equipped with 8.0-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, backside illuminated sensor, f/2.4 aperture, 5 element lens, image stabilization, full HD video recording and 0.3-megapixel VGA camera.

Other features include Siri voice search, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n, 2.4GHz), Bluetooth v4.0, assisted GPS and GLONASS, digital compass, metal-clad shell and 1430 mAh battery which delivers up to 8 hours (3G) talktime and up to 200 hours standby.

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A man carries packs of Apple iPhone 4S, with each pack containing five sets, outside an Apple store in Hong Kong November 11, 2011.
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