File of Apple iPhone 5C phones are pictured at the Apple retail store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, New York
Apple iPhone 5C phones are pictured at the Apple retail store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, New York in this September 20, 2013Reuters

A Mumbai based mobile phone retailer has revealed the details of the exchange scheme for Apple's iPhone 5C and iPhone 4S, even though Apple Inc. has not officially announced any buy-back scheme.

Manish Khatri (Mahesh Telecom) has tweeted that the buy-back scheme will kick-off today (16 November) and released the names of those devices, which are eligible for the iPhone 5C and iPhone 4S (8GB) exchange.

 "Buyback on iPhone 5C and iPhone 4S 8GB LIVE FROM TOMORROW (16 November) (get minimum 13000 on selected models) *condition apply," his tweet read.

The smartphone eligible for the exchange include- Black Berry Z10, Q10, Nokia Lumia 925, HTC Desire 500, Desire 600, HTC One Mini, HTC One (Dual-SIM), Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8, Mega 6.3, S4 Mini, Galaxy S4, S3, Note 2, Note 3, Sony Xperia C, Xperia ZR, Z, Z1 and Z Ultra. Apple's 2010 model iPhone 4 (8GB and 16GB) is also part of the deal.

Prospective buyers who are ready to part with their old handset can avail this offer and get a discount of about ₹13,000, thereby reducing the MRP (Maximum Retail Price) of the16GB Apple iPhone 5C from 41,800 to ₹28,900. The 32GB variant priced at 53,500 can be grabbed for ₹40,000, whereas iPhone 4S (8GB) which costs ₹31,000 can be bought for ₹18,000.  

Earlier in the year, Apple had introduced similar scheme for the iPhone 4 in India. The company reaped huge profits and recorded close to 400-percent jump in the revenue.  

Key specifications of Apple iPhone 5C and iPhone 4S:


Apple iPhone 5C

Apple iPhone 4S


4.0-inch widescreen retina display with 1136x640p resolutions having pixel density having 326 ppi (pixels per inch) 

3.5-inch retina display (LED back-lit IPS TFT LCD screen) with 640x960p resolution and pixel density of 326 ppi


iOS 7

IOS v5.1.1 (out-of-the-box), but iOS v7.0.4 already available for download.


Dual-core Apple A6 processor

Apple A5 chip


16GB and 32GB



Main: 8.0-megapixel camera with LED flash support, full HD video recording, f/2.4 aperture, 3X zoom

Front:1.2-megapixel camera, HD 720p video recording,

Main: 8.0-megapixel camera with LED flash, backside illuminated sensor, f/2.4 aperture, 5 element lens, image stabilization, full HD video recording.

Front: 0.3-megapixel VGA camera


~ 1507 mAh;

Talk time: up to 10 hours (3G)

Standby time: close to 250 hours

1430 mAh;

Talk time: up to 8 hours (3G)

Standby mode: up to 200 hours





Siri voice search, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n , 2.4GHz & 5GHz ), Bluetooth v4.0, A-GPS, GLONASS, digital compass tough plastic polycarbonate shell.

Siri voice search, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n, 2.4GHz), Bluetooth v4.0, assisted GPS and GLONASS, digital compass, metal-clad shell


124.4 x 59.2 x 8.97 mm

115.2 x 58.7 x 9.3 mm


132 g

140 g

Colour options

Will come in White, Blue, Pink, Yellow and Green

White and Black

Price (without contract)

16GB-₹41,900 and 32GB-₹53,500

8GB: ₹31,000