iPhone buyers are in for a treat as Apple's festive offer is now live in India. The festive offer, which is going to last long, includes free AirPods when you buy an iPhone 12 or an iPhone 12 mini. This is a good deal for people who want to dive into the Apple ecosystem right from the beginning by getting themselves AirPods with the iPhone. There is also a free subscription of Apple Music for six months available on the AirPods, so that is a double benefit.
The festive offer is available only on the Apple Store, which means that your area needs to be serviceable by the store for you to get the offer. Most pin codes are usually eligible for delivery, but Apple has mentioned that there may be "a delay in delivery" of products during peak season or a shortage of stock supply. It is also possible that the offer ends before you expected because there is only limited stock available. So, you will need to hurry up to grab the offer.
Flipkart's Big Billion Days sale is also underway and you can get a better deal on both the iPhone 12 and the AirPods there.
When you buy an iPhone 12 or an iPhone 12 mini, Apple bundles the AirPods without a wireless charging case for free on your purchase. This AirPods model costs Rs 14,900, so there is your benefit. You pay only for the iPhone. Now, you can also upgrade the AirPods model to the one with a wireless charging case or the AirPods Pro, priced at Rs 18,900 and Rs 24,900, respectively. However, in this case, Apple will only discount a model by Rs 14,900. You will have to pay the remaining amount, which will be Rs 4,000 in the case of AirPods with wireless charging case and Rs 10,000 in the case of AirPods Pro.
The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini, however, are not selling at discounts. They are available at starting prices of Rs 65,900 and Rs 59,900, respectively. That may be a bummer because shopping websites like Flipkart have been selling both the iPhone 12 models at their lowest prices during the festival sale. The iPhone 12 was available at only Rs 49,999 towards the beginning of the sale, while the price has now increased to Rs 52,999 right now. That is still better than what Apple is asking for the iPhone 12, but that will be in isolation. I mean that is a good deal only if you want to buy just the iPhone.
If both the iPhone and the AirPods are what you are going to go for, Apple Store's festive offer makes more sense, no matter what AirPods model you choose. Individually, the AirPods are selling at a discount of around Rs 4,000 to Rs 5,000 on Amazon and Flipkart, and that makes your total expense much higher than what you would pay for the same at Apple Store.
Apple Store's offer makes sense for people who want to buy the combo. Apple is also letting customers get engravings, such as your name or your favourite emoji on the AirPods for free. This facility is not available anywhere else. Also, when you get AirPods as a part of your purchase, you also get six months of free Apple Music subscription for free. That is worth Rs 594 for regular customers.
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