A number of Apple Stores within the City of London are handing out free, Olympic-themed pins to customers, according to MacRumors.

The giveaway comes ahead of the launch of the 2012 Olympic Games, which kick-off this evening with the Opening Ceremony. Already, a number of impressive iOS applications designed to keep iDevice owners up-to-date with the event have launched in the App Store, including an official results app.

The Olympic pins

Now, as MacRumors notes:

[Apple] has produced a series of four lapel pins commemorating the London Olympics, displaying the flag of the United Kingdom in place of the screen of both black and white iPhones and iPads. [...]

We have not confirmed the exact details on distribution of the pins, but we’ve heard that select stores will be distributing the free of charge while supplies last on select days. Also unclear is how broad the distribution will be: Apple has a total of six retail stores inside the M25 motorway encircling London, with several others just outside and a total of 33 in the United Kingdom.

If you live in or near the city and were looking for another¬†reason to visit one of London’s Apple Stores, this could be it. Head on down and if you manage to get one of the aforementioned Olympic pins, let us know!

Source: MacRumors