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Pre-orders for iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus begin on Flipkart

29 September 2016

The Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available to pre-order from Apple's new ecommerce partner Flipkart starting midnight today. Apple has already revealed the prices in India for the entire iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus lineup.

The iPhone 7 will start at Rs60,000 for the 32GB variant. The iPhone 7 Plus will start at Rs72,000 for the same storage capacity. The 128GB and 256GB variants of the iPhone 7 will be priced at Rs 70,000 and Rs80,000 respectively, while the iPhone 7 Plus will priced at Rs82,000 and Rs92,000 for the corresponding storage capacities. As announced previously, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will go on sale in the country from 7 October.

Apple partnered with Flipkart earlier this month to expand the online availability of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus smartphones in India. Until recently, Apple had Infibeam as its only authorised online reseller. Apple's tie-up with Flipkart means the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will be available at the official launch price at the online retailer.

The biggest advantage for Flipkart with the partnership will be that it can source the new iPhone models from Apple directly instead of from Apple partners. These units still carried Apple warranty, so for end users this is unlikely to be a big change.

The new iPhone 7 series sports a refreshed design and the rear antenna bands have been redesigned to make them less prominent than before. Both the phones feature a brand new home button that uses Taptic vibrations to simulate a physical tap. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus also come with IP67 water and dust resistance.

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