Apple will be offering free AirPods to iPhone 11 buyers who shop from the online India Apple store or by simply visiting Apple’s India website. The Diwali offer will start from October 17. There may be some fine print which Apple is yet to disclose but this offer will be for a limited time. What buyers will also get are engravings that Apple does exclusively on the AirPods, iPad and Apple Pencil. So, if you buy the iPhone 11, you can get free engraving on the AirPods.
The iPhone 11 sells at Rs 68,300 for the base variant with 64GB storage on the Apple online store. The AirPods sell at a price of Rs 14,900. So, it brings down the effective price of the iPhone 11 to Rs 53,400 with the free AirPods offer.
Meanwhile, Amazon will be offering a slightly more discount on the iPhone 11 with the price going down from Rs 68,300 to Rs 49,999 during the festive sale season. So, if you do not want AirPods, buying the iPhone 11 from Amazon is a better deal. But the iPhone 11 (64GB) and AirPods combo deal at Rs 68,300 from Apple may not be the best for someone who buys the iPhone 11 from Amazon at Rs 50,000 and buys the AirPods separately from either Amazon or Apple. Interestingly, the price of AirPods is already lower on Amazon.
For iPhone 11 buyers, another important thing to keep in mind is that deals on iPhones usually doesn’t last for long on Amazon. So, you may have to hurry to get the best bang for your buck.