Apple giving away free AirPods with every iPhone 11 purchase in India

Apple giving away free AirPods with every iPhone 11 purchase in India
Consumers in India will get the AirPods for free when they buy the iPhone 11 during the Diwali festival, reports Apple Insider

The offer goes into effect on October 17 and it is not known when it will end. 

Full terms and conditions haven't been disclosed either, but the offer is only applicable if the phone is purchased via Apple's Indian online store, which went live only recently. 

Although Apple's market share in India is nothing to write home about, it's the most sought after brand in the ultra-premium category. Overall, the market is dominated by Xiaomi, with Samsung coming in at the second spot.

The iPhone 11 currently costs $936 in India and the AirPods retail for around $200. This is the handset that helped Apple maintain its lead in the ultra-premium segment during the previous quarter. The category includes phones that cost more than $600.

That said, the company allegedly did lose some share to OnePlus, so its Diwali deal might be an attempt to woo buyers who are awaiting the arrival of the upcoming OnePlus 8T.

Online sales in India reached record levels during Q2, accounting for nearly 45 percent of total shipments. So, the iPhone 11 deal could also be a way for the company to attract buyers to the Apple Store.

The company is also allegedly planning to manufacture the iPhone 12 and iPhone SE in India to better compete with Chinese manufacturers that have the lions share of the market. It is also reportedly going to open its first flagship store in the country next year. 

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iPhone 11
  • Display 6.1 inches 1792 x 828 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera) 12 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A13 Bionic 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3110 mAh
  • OS iOS 13.x

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