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iStore launches the first official iPhone finance deal

iStore, an Apple Authorised Reseller based in Ikeja Mall, weekend, said that its launching iDeals, the first official finance deal for iPhone, which gives customers the option to finance their iPhone purchase over 12 months. iDeals makes owning an iPhone more affordable than ever before by providing a cost effective solution of interest free monthly instalments, starting at just 9500 Naira a month.

The iDeals announcement follows the recent news reports thatiPhone was launched officially for the first time in Nigeria through Apple Authorised Resellers. iStore is the first Apple Authorised Reseller to sell iPhone and to offer iDeals. “We are thrilled to launch iDeals and offer a finance option for iPhone and give Nigerians the opportunity to purchase at an affordable monthly rate. iDeals is genuinely interest free – if you divide the cash price of iPhone by 12, this is the monthly payment you will make, there is no additional interest,” said Rutger-Jan van Spaandonk, iStore’s director.

iDeals is available for both iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s through a StanbicIBTC salary account and starts at just 9500 Naira per month for the iPhone 5C 16GB model, N11 300 per month for the iPhone 5s 16GB model, 13 000 Naira per month for the iPhone 5s 32GB model and N14 800 per month for the iPhone 5s 64 GB model. Additionally, those iStore customers that would prefer to do a straight cash purchase, will have the option of cash pricing as well. 

Customers can apply for iDeals* at iStore, any StanbicIBTC branch nationwide or online at www.ideals.com.ng. Once the application form has been submitted, processed and approved, customers will be contacted to collect their iPhone. Furthermore, when purchasing an iPhone from iStore, customers can rest assured that they are buying from an Apple Authorised Reseller that is officially approved by Apple to sell iPhone and therefore offers local warranty support and services.

The warranty on iPhone is valid for a year and if any repair issues** arise during the warranty term, customers can claim for free warranty support. 

This is the first time, iPhone customers will have the convenience of local warranty in Nigeria from a partner approved by Apple. 

Customers who either purchase from unauthorised resellers or who travel frequently and buy product outside of Nigeria, should consider the benefit of purchasing iPhone from iStore and having the advantage of local warranty support. iStore also provides knowledgeable advice and unrivalled after-sales support. iStore Ikeja Mall has been designed as a base for the Nigerian Apple community, where customers are encouraged to learn how to get the most out of their Apple products through hands-on product experiences and professional advice.

Convenient free services such as in-store tech support and product setup and demonstrations are available from a knowledgeable team of Apple heroes.

 In addition to these value added services, iStore Ikeja Mall offers free training through a tailored programme that provides customers with the opportunity to get to know their iPhone better. “We encourage iPhone enthusiasts to shop at iStore Ikeja Mall and take advantage of the iDeals offer, as well as the benefits of buying from an Apple Authorised Reseller. For the first time, iPhone customers will have the opportunity to take advantage of a monthly finance deal and local warranty support – all while having the additional value-adds of advice from Apple experts, excellent customer service, free training, setup and tech support”, concluded Van Spaandonk.