Apple Hikes AirPods 3rd gen, AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max Prices in India

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If you were waiting for a sweet deal on AirPods Pro, AirPods Max, or AirPods 3rd-gen in India, your luck just didn’t work this time. The Cupertino-based giant has hiked the pricing of the trio to upwards of INR 6,200/- and hasn’t posted any justification for the hike at the moment.

Apple hiked prices of three AirPods models

Apple hiked pricing of AirPods 3rd gen, AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max in IndiaAccording to the newly hiked pricing, as reflected on Apple’s website, the AirPods Pro will now carry pricing of INR 26,300 (a hike of INR 1,400). The AirPods 3rd-gen is now available at INR 20,500/- after an INR 2,000/- price increase. Finally, the premium top-notch tiered AirPods Max gets a huge INR 6,200/- hike for new effective pricing of INR 66,100/- (up from the original INR 59,900/-).

Hike in customs duty is likely the reason

As said, Apple hasn’t yet publicly made any statements on why it raised the pricing of the three AirPods models. However, one of the possible reasons could be India’s increased customs duty that will be levied on products imported in India henceforth and that includes the three AirPods as well. Currently, Apple assembles iPhone 11, 12, SE, and iPhone 13 (to commence next month) in India leaving AirPods vulnerable to customs duty.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the budget in February 2022 which mentioned increased customs duty on wearables, hearables, and electronic smart meters among others. This was an attempt to prompt local manufacturing although its effect is yet to be seen.

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