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Apple offers free AirPods to iPhone 12 buyers in India

In celebration of the upcoming Diwali festival, Apple is offering customers in India a free pair of AirPods with the purchase of an iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 mini.

The offer, which kicks off on Oct. 7 and runs through Nov. 4, was announced on Apple's regional online store this week with a prominent card advertising a "festive offer" of free AirPods with the purchase of a new iPhone 12 model.

As in 2020, Apple's Diwali promotion applies to the previous-generation iPhone and not this year's iPhone 13. Apple fans highlighted the promotion on social media outlets like Twitter on Thursday.

Technically listed as a promotional savings offer, customers can apply 14,900 rupees (about $200) toward the purchase of eligible products listed as an AirPods with Charging Case, AirPods with Wireless Charging Case or AirPods Pro. The sum is enough to cover the full price of an AirPods with Charging Case and buyers have the option of paying an additional 4,000 or 10,000 rupees for an AirPods with Wireless Charging Case or AirPods Pro, respectively.

The promotion is scheduled to run until stock is depleted, which could translate to a few hours if demand is anything like that of last year. Customers are allowed a maximum of two promotional products.

Pricing in India starts at 59,900 rupees for a 64GB iPhone 12 mini, while the base model iPhone 12 with 64GB of storage comes in at 65,900 rupees.