From The Times of India’s “This is Apple’s Diwali ‘gift’ to iPhone 11 buyers in India” posted Saturday:
Apple will be offering free AirPods to iPhone 11 buyers who shop from the online India Apple store or by simply visiting Apple’s website. The Diwali offer will start from October 11. 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 AirPod.
My take: Diwali marks the start of a traditional Hindu five-day shopping spree, and free AirPods ought to make an attractive sweetener.