Apple and Jio launched the much awaited I phone 8 and 8 plus in India on Friday. Launching the I Phone device in Mumbai, Akash Ambani, son of Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, said, "This partnership between Apple and Jio brings two companies... that have revolutionised their respective industries... because we both think customer first." Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook, who addressed via video messages, spoke about the partnership with India's newest telco and the customisation that the latest devices from stables of Apple have for India.
"We've added new keyboards for India so we now support 11 local languages, and iPhone now takes dictation in Hindi. We're excited to be building so many new relationships in India, including tens of thousands of developers across the country now writing apps for iOS," the Apple Chief added. "We are going to provide deep integration of Apple's entire gamut of services on Jio's network, so that it provides superlative customer experience," said Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries in his video message.
"Jio in association with Reliance Digital will continue to provide path-breaking and customer-friendly deals that will make the desirable iPhone 8 affordable for millions of Indians," he added. The starting price of these phones is Rs 64,000. Apple has announced that the 64GB and 256GB variant of iPhone 8 will cost Rs 64,000 and Rs 77,000, respectively. Similarly, iPhone 8 Plus 64GB is priced at Rs 73,000, while the 256GB variant will cost you Rs 86,000. Both the phones will go on sale in India at 1800 hrs