Apple fans in India can now rejoice since they can pre-order the newly launched iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus from various retail outlets. Even though Apple India hasn’t officially started the pre-bookings for the new handsets, customers can now make iPhone 7 pre-order from various retail stores. Officially, Apple India will start pre-order only from October 7, when it launches the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in India.
As of writing this piece, IWorld stores, who are the Apple’s premium resellers in Northern India have started to accept pre-bookings for the new Apple phones. You can pre-book iPhone 7 from official website of the company. If you pre-order it from the official site, you can pick it up from the retail store.
Reserve iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus via IWorld
To reserve your iPhone 7 unit, navigate to http://www.iworld.co.in/ and select the pre-register button on the animated banner. You will view a new page where you need to pick your choice of the phone, color, and storage capacity.
Select “Reserve to buy in Store” button to reserve your phone. You have to provide your name, e-mail id and mobile number on the corresponding page to reserve your unit. You should also select a choice of stores from the left side.
Book your iPhone 7 with Unicorn
Meanwhile, Apple Premium Partner in India, Unicorn also started to accept pre-orders for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. If you are interested, you can pre-book the handsets by paying an advance payment of Rs. 5000. The retail chain has a presence across several states in the country.
Commenting on the pre-order of iPhone 7, a senior official associated with Jumbo, which has a presence in all major parts of India, revealed that they will start the process by the end of September. However, Croma and Reliance Digital have not started the pre-order process for both the smartphones.
Various claims by retailers about iPhone 7
In the meantime, Beetel Teletech said that the company will start deliveries of the two handsets at 7 PM on October 7. When contacted, the sales officials at both IWorld and Unicorn disclosed that they will start selling the new iPhones at 12 AM on October 7.
Apple main distributor, Rashi Peripherals also said that they will start the sale of the latest iPhones from October 7 in India. However, they declined to reveal the time of launch.
You cannot buy new iPhones directly from Rashi Peripherals since they are the distributor. Instead, you have to contact a dealer who is associated with them. They have a presence in 1000 locations across the country.
Apple iPhone 7 launch in three phases
Apple has divided the availability of new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in three phases. India has been placed in the third phase. In the first phase, the new phone will be available in 28 countries across the world on September 16. In the second phase, the two brother handsets will be available in over 25 countries starting from September 25.
We expect that the new iPhone 7 will be unveiled at a launch event on October 7. We don’t have any confirmation but Apple CEO Tim Cook will most likely arrive in India to launch the much-awaited iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.