Apple is offering free engraving on iPod minis purchased through the Apple Store.

The promotion began yesterday and runs through until December 27, 2004. Apple's terms and conditions require that anyone buying one of the £179 products must order their engraving at the same time as they make their purchase, adding "while suplies last".

In a move which may vex some UK resellers, the promotional offer is only available through the Apple Store.