Chinese New Year will not come until Jan. 28, but Apple has already started announcing its promotions for the annual holiday.
The first Chinese New Year promotion for this year offers customers a free Beats Solo3 wireless headphones, worth $299.95, for every purchase of select Mac and iPhone models.
Apple's First Chinese New Year 2017 Promo
The first Chinese New Year promo by Apple this year was announced by the company through its official website, offering customers to receive a free Beats Solo3 wireless on-ear headphones in the Product (Red) variation upon the purchase of select models of the Mac and iPhone.
The color red is a symbol of prosperity and good luck in many cultures in Asia and is the dominant color in Chinese New Year celebrations, making the Product (Red) Beats Solo3 a perfect item to offer in a promotion for the annual event.
For customers to receive the free Beats Solo3 headphones, the participating Mac models are the iMac, the MacBook, the MacBook Pro, the MacBook Air, and the Mac Pro, while the included iPhone models are the iPhone 7, the iPhone 7 Plus, the iPhone 6s, and the iPhone 6s Plus.
It should be noted that the 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is not included in the sale, which is a shame for customers who might have been thinking about buying the laptop.
The offer will only be available for one day on Jan. 6 starting 8:00 a.m. and only while supplies of the Beats Solo3 headphones last, so interested customers will have to make their purchases early in the day to make sure that they get their free Beats Solo3.
Apple Chinese New Year Offers Availability
Unfortunately, the Chinese New Year promos of Apple will only be offered in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan, leaving interested customers in the United States out of the mix.
However, for those who have relatives or friends staying in these countries or are expecting a shipment to arrive coming from them, it might be a good idea to have those relatives or friends avail the offer for you and have the new Mac or iPhone, along with the free Beats Solo3, brought along or shipped over.
While the free Beats Solo3 will only be available for Jan. 6, the long time in between that date until the actual day of the celebration of the Chinese New Year hints that Apple might be launching even more offers within the gap. Users who have a way to take advantage of the promotion but are not sold on the free Beats Solo3 can look forward to the other deals that Apple will offer.
Apple Chinese New Year Gift Guide
Accompanying the announcement of the first Chinese New Year 2017 promotion, Apple also published a gift guide for the holiday. The guide includes several products that are mostly in red and gold, including various Apple accessories in Product (Red) variations, the Sphero BB-8 Droid with Force Band and the DJI Phantom 4 camera drone in a limited edition design for the Chinese New Year.