Apple AirPods PRICE HIKE! More expensive than ever, see what you have to pay now

Apple AirPods see big PRICE HIKE! New models in India have seen an increase in price, here’s what you have to pay.

| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 11:26 IST
Apple AirPods
The AirPods 3rd Gen costs 18,500 in India and skip the ANC from the Pro models.
Apple AirPods
The AirPods 3rd Gen costs 18,500 in India and skip the ANC from the Pro models.

Apple has hiked prices of its AirPods earbuds in India. On the sidelines of WWDC22, Apple has quietly bumped the prices of all the newer models of the AirPods TWS earbuds as well as the headphones. No reasons have been given yet behind the price hike but the new prices are now reflected across the Apple Online Store as well as some other retailers. Note that the base 2nd Gen AirPods are exempt from the price hike.

The price hike is substantial across the range. The new AirPods 3rd Gen that were launched late last year at a starting price of Rs. 18,550, are now selling at a price of Rs. 20,500. The updated AirPods Pro with the new MagSafe wireless charging was selling at a price of Rs. 24,990 and after the revision, will now cost Rs. 26,300. The AirPods Max headphones has seen the highest increment in price though, by an amount of Rs. 6,200. It now costs Rs. 66,100.

Apple AirPods are now more expensive

It seems that price hike of the newer AirPods could be due to the chip shortage facility, or that Apple is adjusting for inflation with the global situation.

The AirPods 3rd Gen was announced recently and is supposed to be the replacement of the older gen model. While Apple did not give it ANC like some of its competitors, it gave it a new design, improved battery life, support for Spatial Audio.

It remains to be seen whether we Apple increases prices of other products across different categories. Apple had recently launched the new iPhone SE 3rd Gen in India along with the new iPad Air 5th Gen as well as the Mac Studio. The iPhone SE is based on the new A15 chip from the iPhone 13 and brings in some minor upgrades over its predecessors.

Along with these products, Apple also announced the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro models in new shades of green. The prices of the new colours shades are no different than the other colour variants of the iPhone 13. Apple did not change any internal specifications or features on these iPhones. Hence, you still get the same great set of cameras, a nice OLED display, the powerful A15 Bionic chip, and great battery life.

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First Published Date: 06 Apr, 11:03 IST