Apple education event: Are affordable iPads, MacBooks for kids, teachers on cards?

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Apart from the cashback, Apple is also offering no cost EMI option in partnership with select partners. The cashback offer is valid from March 12, 2018 to June 10, 2018. The Apple iPhone X and MacBook come with the highest cashback of Rs. 10,000. The distribution partners for this offer include Redington, Brightstar and Rashi Peripherals among others. The cashback offer from ICICI bank is available only on EMI transactions completed ICICI Bank credit cards. Currently, the exchange program is available only at Apple Premium resellers. Devices eligible for the program include those from Apple, Samsung, Google, OnePlus, and Xiaomi.

Starting with the iPhones, the iPhone X is being offered with a cashback of Rs. 10,000, which will be credited within 90 days of purchase.

The iPhone 8, which is equipped with a 12MP rear camera along with a 7MP front-facing camera, sports a 5.5-inch Retina HD display and is powered by an A11 Bionic chipset, running iOS 11.

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The cashback offer comes with a Rs 10,000 cashback offer for flagship model iPhone X. Whereas, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are eligible for Rs. 8,000 cashback; iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus come with Rs. 4,000 cashback; iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus can be bought with Rs. 3,000 cashback; and, at last, iPhone SE and iPhone 6 get a cashback of Rs. 2,000 each under the same offer.

Apple's latest lineup of MacBook laptops is likely to perform better than iPads and iPhones, according to the latest prediction by Taiwan-based market research firm KGI. If you purchase the iPhone X using ICICI Bank Credit Card for EMI transaction, you will be eligible for an additional cashback of Rs 10,000.

However, recent reports have indicated that Apple might unveil affordable iPads and MacBook Air series. Apple iPhone 8 costs Rs 67,940 for 64GB storage model, while the 256GB variant costs Rs 81,500 in India. As part of the scheme, you can make the purchase for as low as Rs 3,575 per month through Bajaj Finserv, Capital First, HDB Financial Services, or HDFC Bank. The devices resemble to the 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.

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