6 Ways to Get Best Discount on iPhone 13, iPad Mini, and iPad 9th Gen in India

6 Ways To Get The Best Discount On iPhone 13, iPad Mini, And 9th Generation iPad In India

Apple has finally unveiled the iPhone 13 models alongside the 9th generation iPad, iPad Mini and Watch Series 7. New Apple products are now available for pre-order and will go on sale very soon in India. Now, if you are looking forward to the iPhone 13 or the new iPad models, you must know the cheapest ways to buy them. In this article, let's see how you can get the best discount on iPhone 13 series, iPad 9th generation and iPad Mini to get them cheapest in India.

Get Best Discount on iPhone 13, iPad Mini or iPad 9th Generation in India

Apple imports the new iPhones and iPads to India. This results in high import duties which, combined with taxes, currency depreciation and other factors, compensate for a significant price difference.

Therefore, the cheapest way to buy the new 13 iPhone 2021 or iPad and iPad Mini models would be to buy them in USA, Hong Kong, UAE, Malaysia, etc. However, if you want to buy from India itself, there are several discounts and offers available.

Below we have mentioned different ways to get the best discount when buying iPhone 13, 9th gen iPad or iPad Mini models in India to get them at the lowest possible price.

1. HDFC refund offer on iPhone 13-Series

Get HDFC Card Discount on iPhone 13

HDFC Bank announced huge discounts and offers on the new launched iPhone 13 series. To take advantage of the cashback offer, you must have an HDFC credit or debit card.

If you buy an iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 Mini with an HDFC credit card, you will be entitled to a cashback of 6. On the other hand, buyers of iPhone 000 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max can get 13 cashback.

Along with the full credit card scan, the cashback offer is also available with EasyEMI on HDFC debit and credit cards, with the choice of opting for a six-month no-charge EMI.

The offer is only valid until September 23. You can avail it at Apple premium resellers and Apple Authorized Resellers, alongside Amazon, Flipkart, and Tata Cliq.

On Amazon, you can get a flat-rate instant discount of 6 on HDFC Bank debit and credit card transactions as long as the minimum purchase price is 000.

Check on Amazon

2. Student discount on iPad and iPad Mini

Student discount on the 9th generation iPad and iPad Mini

If you're a college student (or parents who buy for them), a teacher, or a staff member, you can take advantage of Apple's education pricing. By using the student discount, you can purchase iPad models at a lower price. Unfortunately, iPhones are not eligible for the offer.

As part of the educational pricing, you can purchase the 64GB and 256GB models of the new 9th generation iPad with WiFi at 29 and 046, respectively. The Wifi + Cellular models, meanwhile, are available at 42 880 and 40 326.

Likewise, the iPad Mini can be purchased for 44 and 555, respectively, for 57GB and 855GB models with Wifi. The Wifi + Cellular variants are priced at 64 and 256 for 57GB and 855GB storage, respectively.

Apple Education pricing for the new iPad and iPad Mini

IPad model Usual price Education Award Hand off
iPad (64 GB, Wi-Fi only) 30 900 29 046 1 854
iPad (256 GB, Wi-Fi only) ₹ 44,900 42 880 ₹ 2,020
iPad (64 GB, Wifi + Cellular) ₹ 42,900 40 326 ₹ 2,574
iPad (256 GB, Wifi + Cellular) 56 900 ₹ 54,340 2,560
iPad Mini (64 GB, Wi-Fi only) 46 900 ₹ 44,555 ₹ 2,345
iPad Mini (256 GB, Wi-Fi only) ₹ 60,900 ₹ 57 ₹ 3,045
iPad Mini (64 GB, Wifi + Cellular) ₹ 60,900 ₹ 57 ₹ 3,045
iPad Mini (256 GB, Wifi + Cellular) ₹ 74,900 71 155 ₹ 3,745

Here is our in-depth guide on how to take advantage of the Apple Student Discount in India.

Will you get free AirPods with the 9th generation iPad or iPad Mini?

Recently, Apple announced its 2021 University Offer, in which eligible people could get free AirPods with select Mac and iPad purchases, as well as an additional 20% discount on AppleCare +. The offer is still open and will end on September 27.

Unfortunately, the AirPod Free Tier is only applicable on iPad Air and iPad Pro models. Hence, you cannot get them with the new iPad or iPad Mini.

3. Trade-in offer for iPhone

If you have an older iPhone or some Samsung and OnePlus phones, you can trade them in for an iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro / Pro Max (or any other iPhone) from the Apple Online Store or Apple Premium resellers.

Get a discount on the iPhone 13

When ordering iPhone, you need to select your old phone and answer a few questions about it. Apple will analyze and offer you a trade-in value for the device. You can then choose to give it away in exchange for a discount on your new iPhone purchase.

Note that you might not always get the expected value of your phone in Apple's trade-in, even if it's an iPhone. To get a better price, you can try selling your device in the local market or on online platforms like Cashify and OLX.

4. Claim GST on iPhone 13, iPad or iPad Mini

When buying an iPhone or iPad (or any other smartphone) you pay 18% GST, which goes to the government. If you are a business and buy it for business purposes, you can claim the GST rebate and claim the input tax credit from the tax component.

Let's understand it with an example. Suppose you buy an iPhone 13 by paying 79. Here the total price = the net worth of the iPhone + 900% GST. The GST paid is approximately 18.

Now, suppose your business's GST for the same month is 90. So the net amount you have to pay as GST is 000 to 90 = 000. The tax you paid on the iPhone or iPad will be adjusted with your GST obligation for the month.

In this way, you can buy the new iPhone 13 or iPad and iPad Mini at low price in India. However, in order to claim the GST, you must keep the following in mind:

  • Your business must have a valid GST registration number.
  • You must be subject to GST for the month you make the purchase. You can't just collect the tax in cash from your bank - it can only be adjusted based on an existing liability.
  • The purchase must be for professional use. You cannot claim GST on purchases made for your personal use.
  • The invoice for your iPhone or iPad purchase should contain your business name and GST registration number. Keep this in mind when purchasing. You will need to ask the seller to issue you a tax invoice.
  • You cannot claim GST with a regular invoice.

5% cashback on the Flipkart Axis Bank credit card

New iPhone 13 models, including iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, are available for pre-order on Flipkart. If you have a Flipkart Axis Bank credit card, you can earn 5% cashback on the purchase of the models.

For example, the iPhone 13 is listed at 89 for the 900 GB model. If you purchase it with a Flipkart Axis Bank credit card, you will be entitled to a discount of 256 which will be credited to the card as a cashback in the next billing cycle.

However, HDFC credit cards will give you a higher discount on the iPhone 13. So only use this method when the HDFC offer is not available. You can also check with Apple resellers in your area for banking offers.

6. Vodafone Idea Offer for iPhone 13

Vodafone Idea Offer on iPhone 13

Telecommunications giant Vodafone Idea (VI) has released special offers for the iPhone 13 series. At the same time, it is offering cash back to users of the Redx postpaid plan who order the new iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 Mini via the official Vodafone website.

If you order the iPhone 13 through Vodafone Idea:

  • You will receive the product on the first day of its availability in India.
  • A special 100% discount on the first month of rental for users of the REDX 1099, REDX Family 1699 and REDX 2999 postpaid plans.
  • Dual 299 top-up data benefit with weekend deferral benefit for prepaid customers and more.

Users can pre-order the devices from the VI mobile app, myvi.com, or contact more than 270 retail stores across the country. Delivery of iPhone 13 models will start from September 25, 2021.


These were easy ways to get the best discount on buying the iPhone 13 series or the new iPad and iPad Mini. Hope this helps you to buy the latest Apple products at the lowest possible price in India. Anyway, let me know if you have anything to add in the comments below. Stay tuned for more articles like this.

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