Apple has officially launched its 2022 Back to School promotion for students, educators, and staff. This year comes with a switch from offering free AirPods to including a free $150 gift card with select Mac purchases and $100 gift card on iPad Air and Pro purchases. Apple is also offering students 20% off AppleCare+ plans during the promotion.
- Apple is offering a $150 gift card with the purchase of any new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, or iMac model, and a $100 gift card with the purchase of any new iPad Pro or iPad Air model, with full terms and conditions outlined on Apple’s website.
- The gift cards can be used towards the purchase of Apple products, accessories, App Store apps, subscriptions to services like Apple Music, iCloud+ storage, and more.
- The free gift card is in addition to Apple’s standard educational discounts, with students able to save around $50 to $100 off a Mac or iPad.
- The offer is available through Apple’s online education store or at Apple retail store locations for students attending or accepted to a higher-education institution, faculty and staff of higher-education institutions, parents purchasing on behalf of an eligible student, employees of a K-12 institution, and select others.
- The promotion ends on September 26 in the United States and Canada.
- On top of the discount, eligible customers will also get a free pair of AirPods along with 6 months free of Apple Music.
- Under the program, students, educators and eligible staff can buy the iPad Air 5th generation for Rs 50,780. The iPad Air Gen 5 is officially available in India for Rs 54,900.
- Customers can also purchase the 11-inch iPad Pro (3rd generation) and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (5th generation) at a discounted price. The 11th-generation iPad Pro can be bought at a starting price of Rs 68,300.
- The MacBook Pro 14-inch, which comes with M1 Pro and M1 Max chip options, has a starting price of Rs 1,75,410.
- The 16-inch MacBook Pro, on the other hand, can be bought for Rs 2,15,910.
- The M1 iMac, which comes in multiple colour options and a large 24-inch display, is available for Rs 1,07,910 as part of the Back to School offer.
- Customers will get a pair of AirPods for free on the purchase of any of the above Mac or iPad models.
- They can also upgrade to AirPods Gen 3 by paying an additional Rs 6,400 or AirPods Pro by paying Rs 12,200 on top.