Apple Launches Back to School Sale

Posted on June 25, 2022 by Paul Thurrott in Apple, Mobile, iOS, iPadOS with 5 Comments

Apple isn’t exactly known for its sales, but the consumer electronics giant is now running a back-to-school sale for education customers in the U.S. and Canada in addition to its normal education pricing. As usual, it’s not all that dramatic: Eligible Mac purchases qualify for a $150 Apple gift card, while eligible iPad purchases qualify for a $100 Apple gift card. And Apple is selling AppleCare+ for 20 percent off.

Eligible Mac and iPad purchases include:

MacBook Air. The new M2-powered MacBook Air will be available in July, but educational customers can get the M1 version for $899 and with its educational discount of $100.

MacBook Pro. The 3-, 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros—with M1, M2, M1 Pro, or M1 Max chipsets—are available for $1199 and up with the $100 educational discount.

iMac. The 24-inch M1-powered iMac is available for $1249 and up with the $100 educational discount.

iPad Air. The M1-based iPad Air costs $549 and up with its $50 educational discount.

iPad Pro. The M1-based iPad Pro costs $749 and up with its $50 educational discount.

Note that Apple’s Education pricing is available to “current and newly accepted college students and their parents, as well as faculty, staff, and homeschool teachers of all grade levels.” You can learn more about this program on the Apple website.

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Comments (5)

5 responses to “Apple Launches Back to School Sale”

  1. fishnet37222

    Is it really a sale when you're still spending the same amount of money?

    • Username

      More an enticement to lock-in into Apple ecosystem.

    • Paul Thurrott

      Semantics, but AppleCare+ is 20 percent off.

      • michael_babiuk

        If eligible (or you know a "nice" Apple sales employee), a considerable discount can be arranged via a Corporate Discount purchase. I was able to save about 10 percent on my purchases of a 2018 MBA and iPad Pro the last time I upgraded my Apple hardware using this method. (Still going strong with the addition of a Blackmagic Design eGPU and 27" Studio Display and the enhancement of macOS universal control - that "purely Apple thing". Grin)

  2. briantlewis

    They've done this for years. Often times it's a set of headphones in lieu of gift cards.