No, the AirPods Pro are not available for Rs 999 in India. Don’t fall for those reports

The Rs 18,000 discount being claimed is actually exchange value for your old smartphone, which is not even guaranteed. We explain.

  • The Apple AirPods Pro are not available on Flipkart for Rs 999, as claimed by multiple media reports.
  • The Apple AirPods Pro were launched in India for Rs 24,900 in 2019.
  • The claimed Rs 18,000 discount is not an actual discount.

Multiple media reports are currently claiming the Apple AirPods Pro are currently available at just Rs 999 in India with a massive Rs 18,000 discount. But is that the case really? We did a fact check and found the Apple AirPods Pro price on Flipkart is currently Rs 18,999 and not Rs 999, as claimed. Further, a Kotak bank offer is giving a discount up to Rs 1,000. So where did this magic figure of Rs 18,000 discount come from?

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Reports claiming the Apple AirPods Pro are available for Rs 999 are failing to tell you that the Rs 18,000 discount is only possible if you exchange a top-of-the-line smartphone. The older/cheaper the smartphone for exchange, the lesser the exchange price. We checked the exchange value of the Apple iPhone 12, which showed Rs 17,500 as exchange value, not discount. So shall we even call this a deal?

The best discount you can get without exchange is the discount of up to Rs 1,000 on Kotak cards and credit EMIs, so that brings down the Apple AirPods Pro price on Flipkart to Rs 17,999 effectively.

AirPods Pro India launch price, specifications

The Apple AirPods Pro were launched in India in 2019 for Rs 24,900. The company claims they can offer more than 24 hours of total listening time with the charging case. The AirPods Pro have an Apple H1 chip, which offers remarkably seamless pairing and usability, thus establishing new benchmarks for truly wireless earphones to follow.

The Apple AirPods Pro’s most highlighted feature – active noise cancellation with transparency mode – lets users listen to what’s happening around them, which was later seen in other TWS products. For a custom fit, the Apple AirPods Pro come with three sizes of soft, tapered silicone tips. The silicone tips are resistant to water and sweat.

Last year, the company announced the new Apple AirPods Pro with an H2 chipset, enhanced active noise cancellation, and a lot more, priced at Rs 26,900.