From today, Apple is bundling 6-month free trials of Apple Music with purchases of eligible AirPods and Beats products. The free period is available to new buyers of AirPods and Beats headphones as well as existing owners.

Customers have up to 90 days to redeem the offer, after first pairing the newly-purchased headphones to a device. Existing owners of AirPods or Beats have up to 90 days from the time that they upgraded to the latest iOS version. More info below …

This Individual Apple Music trial offer is only available for new subscribers to Apple Music. Existing subscribers or Apple One subscribers are not eligible.

After the end of the free trial period, the subscription will renew at the standard monthly rate of $9.99 per month.

To redeem the offer, you need to be running iOS 15 or iPadOS 15. Then, simply launch the Apple Music app after pairing your eligible AirPods or Beats model.

Apple is sending out alerts to existing customers who can take advantage of the promotion, such as the following message in Settings to someone who purchased AirPods Pro a long time ago but only just updated to iOS 15: “Apple Music Free for 6 Months”.

Eligible devices include:

Apple has previously bundled shorter trial periods with Beats headphones. However, this is the first time Apple Music has been paired with the prestigious AirPods lines. Find full terms on the Apple Music promo page.

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