Flipkart’s Apple fest has some deals, but don’t pin your hopes too high
Online retailer Flipkart’s four day long Apple fest, which started on 10 January, offer deals on Apple iPhones, Macbook Air notebooks, iPad tablets and some Apple accessories such as Bluetooth keyboards, iPhone cases and mouse.
The Apple fest is a mix of discounts, exchange offers and cashback offers ranging from 5 to 15% on use of Axis bank debit or credit cards. However, not all discounts are worth it, as the prices that Flipkart is quoting are already very close to what rivals such as Amazon.in are already offering, the best example being the MacBook Pro 13 (MD101HN/A A1278 ), which Flipkart is offering for Rs53,990 but is retailing for Rs53,290 approx on Amazon.
We take a look at some of the top deals on Apple products and how the new prices compete with those offered by Flipkart’s main rival Amazon.in.
Apple iPhone 7
The 128 GB variant of the iPhone 7 originally priced at Rs70,000 has a discount of 7% on it, which means you can save about Rs5,000 on it right away and get it for Rs65,000. If you use an Axis bank credit card for the purchase you can avail an additional discount of 5%, which means you save another Rs3,500 on it. Interestingly, Amazon.in is also offering the iPhone 7 at a discount of 7% too. There is no additional offer in debit cards, though.
Flipkart is offering an exchange offer too under which you can exchange your old smartphone and get a price cut if up to Rs23,000 on the iPhone 7.
The 32GB variant is also selling at Rs55,000 after a discount of 8%. It is original MRP is Rs60,000. If you pay with a Axis Bank Debit card you get an additional discount of 5% and if you have no issues exchanging your old smartphone for this you can get a discount of up to Rs23,000.
However, the amount of discount in exchange you can get will depend on the condition and the age of your old phone. The phones available for exchange include iPhone 6s Plus, LG G4, HTC One 10, OnePlus 3 and Nexus 6p. Surprisingly, Samsung’s Galaxy S series smartphone after S3 and Note series devices after the first Note are not on the list of devices that can be exchanged.
The deal is available on the jet black, matte black and rose gold variants.
Apple iPad Mini 4 16GB WiFi + cellular
Apple’s last compact tablet the iPad Mini 4 originally priced at Rs41,000 on Flipkart is available at a 17% discount, making it cheaper by up to Rs7,000. User can get another 5% off on the use if any debit or credit card for the purchase. If you still have a thing for compact tablets and are willing to spend about Rs30,000 for it, the iPad Mini 4 with its premium design and powerful hardware is the best option you can get. The iPad Mini 4 WiFi+ cellular is available on Amazon.in for Rs37,979. The iPad Mini offers a screen size of 7.9-inch with resolution of 2,048x 1,536p on it. It weighs just 304g.
The first generation Apple watch is still a very desirable and stylish option for users. The ongoing deal on Flipkart has made it a lot affordable for buyers. The 42mm variant ( earlier priced at Rs29,900) with an aluminium case and woven nylon strap is available at Rs19,900 after a discount of 33% while the 38mm variant (earlier priced at Rs 25,900) with woven nylon and aluminium case is selling at Rs18,900 after a discount of 27%.
Apple Magic keyboard
Flipkart is offering a direct 25% discount on Apple MLA22HN/A Magic keyboard, earlier priced at Rs8,300. With the discount one can get it for Rs6,225. There is an additional 5% discount on use of Axis Bank credit card and 15% discount on use of DBS’ Digibank internet banking for the purchase. The MLA22HN/A is a Bluetooth keyboard with a built-in rechargeable battery which makes it usable with an iPad. It comes with a lightning to USB cable too. It is compatible with Mac OS X10.11 or above and devices running iOS 9.1 and higher. It is selling on Amazon.in at Rs 8,300.
Apple iPhone 7 back cover
If you are planning on buying the iPhone 7, you can also check out the original back cover for iPhone 7. Originally priced at Rs2,900, the case is available at Rs1,450 after a 50% discount. On use of an Axis Bank credit card you can get a price cut of another 5% and on use of the Digibank Internet banking a discount of 15%. Made of silicon fibre, the back cover is especially designed for the iPhone 7, carries the Apple logo and provides the right cut outs for the physical buttons, speakers and lightning connector.
Apple MacBook Air 128GB
Of all the models of MacBooks, this is the only variant with the most attractive deal on it. Priced at Rs63,990, the Macbook Air with 128GB SSD is selling at Rs61,990 after a 3% discount. Buyer can get another 5% (about Rs 3,000) reduced on it one the use of any debit or credit card for the purchase. The Macbook Air runs on Intel’s 5th Gen Core i5 processor with 8GB RAM and offers a 13.3-inch display with resolution of 1,400x900p. The aluminium exterior and the light form factor (1.3kg) make it ideal for professionals on move and college students. It is selling on Amazon.in at Rs61,500.
Apple Magic 2 wireless mouse
Apple’s new wireless Touch Mouse MLA02ZM/A Magic 2, earlier priced at Rs6,600, can be bought at Rs 4,950 after a 25% discount. With the Axis Bank credit card one can get another 5% reduced on it. Available in white, this Bluetooth mouse supports multi-touch, comes with lightning to USB connector and works with all Mac PCs and MacBook laptops. It is selling on Amazon at Rs6,269.