“This is 7.” After months of waiting, Apple has finally unveiled its long-awaited iPhone 7. Before you decide whether or not it is worth the upgrade, let’s take a look at the specs, key features, price and release date and find out how you can earn more Asia Miles or cash rebate using credit cards for purchases in Hong Kong.
- iPhone 7 (4.7-inch)
- iPhone 7 Plus (5.5-inch)
- There is a total of five colours including Jet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, and Rose Gold.
- 32GB: $5,588
- 128GB: $6,388
- 256GB: $7,188
iPhone 7 Plus
- 32GB: $6,588
- 128GB: $7,388
- 256GB: $8,288
Purchase iPhone 7
- Pre-Order starts on 9 September (3:00pm)
- Available on 16 September
- Trade in your current smartphone and get up to HK$2,300 to use toward the purchase of a new iPhone.
Retina HD Display
- The iPhone 7 display uses the same colour space as the digital cinema industry, making the images more vibrant and brilliant.
- iPhone 7: 12MP Camera with optical image stabilization
- iPhone 7 Plus: Two cameras (a wide-angle camera and a telephoto camera) shoot as one
- When you use 3D touch, your iPhone responds with subtle taps. Not only can you see a press, but also feel it vividly.
A10 Fusion Chip
- The longest battery life ever in an iPhone
- The processing speed is 2 times faster than iPhone 6
- New stereo speaker system
- AirPods: Wireless headphones (You can listen for 5 hours on a single charge. The charging case holds multiple additional charges for more than 24 hours of listening time ) You may just simply double tap AirPods to activate Siri, without taking the iPhone out of the pocket.
How to get an iPhone 7?
You can place a pre-order through Apple Online Store or reserve an iPhone 7 for in store pickup online. You can also get an iPhone 7 at Apple stores or electronics stores in Hong Kong. To rack up more air miles and cash rebates, here are some of the credit cards you can use when buying an iPhone 7. (Using iPhone 7 Plus 256GB model as an example)
1) Standard Chartered Asia Miles MasterCard
From 1 March to 31 May 2017, new cardholders who now successfully apply for the Standard Chartered Asia Miles Mastercard can enjoy a rate of HK$0.5 = 1 mile as welcome offer and earn up to 15,000 miles for eligible spending of HK$7,500 in the first 2 months of receiving the card! Then you can enjoy HK$2 = 1 Mile for the subsequent spending of HK$30,000 and earn 15,000 miles. In total, you can earn up 30,000 miles for eligible transactions of HK$37,500 accumulated within the first 2 months of card issuance. Existing customers can also earn 1 mile for every HK$4 spent on online purchases and earn 2,072 miles by buying an iPhone 7 Plus 256GB model.
Asia Miles Earned: 15,000 miles for new cardholders and 2,072 miles for existing cardholders
2) American Express Cathay Pacific Elite Credit Card
American Express Cathay Pacific Elite Credit Card offers 2,500 miles as the online bonus to customers who apply for the card online. You can also earn 1 mile for every HK$5 spent on local transactions and earn an extra 5,000 miles as a welcome bonus for eligible spending of HK$5,000 in the first 2 months. The online bonus, welcome bonus and local spend bonus add up to 9,157 miles if you buy an iPhone 7 Plus 256GB model.
Asia Miles Earned: 9,157 miles for new cardholders
3) HSBC Credit Cards
HSBC customers who allocate their extra RewardCash to their preferred spending categories of Home can earn 6X RewardCash (HK$4.17=1 mile/ 2.4% cash rebate) when they buy an iPhone 7 at electronics stores such as FORTRESS and Broadway. With the HSBC Visa Platinum Card / Visa Gold Credit Card, you can earn up to 1,987 miles/ HK$198 cashback by buying an iPhone 7 Plus 256GB model. HSBC Visa Signature Cardholders also enjoy 9X RewardCash (HK$2.78=1 mile/ 3.6% cash rebate), which means you can earn up to 2,981 miles/ HK$298 cashback.
Moreover, from 9 to 22 September 2016, HSBC credit card holders can receive an extra $300 RewardCash by purchasing Apple product(s) for a single net transaction of HK$5,500 (or above) at or via the designated shops or channels . No registration is required. More details here.
HSBC Visa Signature Card
Rewards Earned: 2,981 miles/ HK$298 cashback
4) DBS Eminent Card
New Cardholders of DBS Eminent Card who accumulate retail spending of HK$5,000 can earn 15% cash rebate on online spending. They can get up to HK$300 as Basic Rebate and HK$450 as Welcome Rebate for each calendar month while existing customers may be rewarded with a maximum of HK$450 cash rebate on online spending each month during the promotion period. Customers may choose another welcome offer which reward cardholders who accumulates retail spending of HK$8,000 with HK$500 cash rebate. These welcome offers are valid until 31 Oct 2016. Read more about the offer here.
Cash Rebate Earned: Up to HK$750 for new cardholders and HK$450 for existing customers
5) Citi Credit Cards
From now until 31 Oct 2016, customers who shop at FORTRESS with Citi credit cards (such as Citibank PremierMiles Card and Citi Prestige Card) can enjoy up to 5% spending rebate. They can earn up to HK$250 rebate for eligible spending of HK$5,000-5,999 and HK$350 for spending of HK$6,000 or above respectively. The rebate will be increased to HK$500 if they make any single net transaction of HK$10,000 or above. This offer is only limited to the first 35,000 registered Cardholders. Read more about the offer here.
Cash Rebate Earned: HK$250 for spending of HK$5,000-HK$5,999;
HK$350 for spending of HK$6,000-HK$9,999;
HK$500 for spending of HK$10,000 or above
For more information about Citibank, click here.
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