Apple throws in $60 iTunes gift cards with US purchases of Beats headphones and speakers
In yet another effort to boost Apple Music subscriber numbers, which are high already, but somewhat short of optimistic projections, Cupertino will open the service for a full nine months free to fans of Beats products interested in buying a cool new Bluetooth speaker or swanky pair of headphones this holiday season.
As long as you get your Pro, Studio, Solo2, Powerbeats2, Tour2 headphones or Pill+ speaker from apple.com, an official US retail store or by calling 1-800-MY-Apple through December 28, you’ll qualify for a complimentary $60 iTunes gift card. No catches, no strings attached.
What can you use the voucher for? First and foremost, a six-month Apple Music membership to extend the three months already available without charges. Alternatively, you can “buy” songs and albums, books on the iBooks Store, apps and games via the iOS App Store, or premium desktop content through the Mac App Store.
Before you go there, we’re afraid the cheapest Beats item, the $100 urBeats in-ear headphones, aren’t included in the early Christmas deal, so the $130 Tour2 probably make for the best bargain. It’s wise to thoroughly peruse the web if you’re thinking of pulling the trigger on the $150 Powerbeats2, $200 Solo2, $200 wireless Powerbeats2, $230 Pill+, $300 cable-free Solo2, $300 Studio, $380 Studio wireless, and $400 Pro.
Certain e-tailers, most notably Amazon, may cut you very competitive deals sans coupons, not to mention prices should drop further as Santa’s arrival to town draws near. Bottom line, we remain cautiously excited about Apple’s sudden spurt of post-Black Friday generosity.