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Apple's Back to School Sale Kicks Off Online, Expands to Additional Countries

Apple introduced its 2015 Back to School promotion in late July, but it was initially limited to Apple's Retail Stores in a few select countries. As of today, the Back to School Program is also available for purchases made online, and it has expanded to additional countries.

With Apple's 2015 Back to School promotion, students, parents of students, and educators who purchase an eligible Mac will receive a free pair of Beats Solo2 On-Ear Headphones or a pair of Beats Solo2 Wireless On-Ear Headphones at a $200 discount.

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Eligible Macs include the iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac Pro. The Mac mini, refurbished Macs, iPads, and iPhones are excluded from the 2015 Back to School program.

Apple has added a link to the Back to School promotion on its main site, which takes users to the Education Store and details the promotion. Viewing any Mac in the Education Store also brings up information on the Back to School program.

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When an eligible Mac is added to a shopping cart, buyers will have the option to select their free Beats Solo2 headphones in Gloss Black, Gloss White, Gloss Blue, Gloss Pink, Gloss Gray, Gloss Red (Product RED), Gold, Silver, or Space Gray. Students hoping to take advantage of the $200 discount on Wireless Solo2 headphones will need to add them to the cart manually.

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This year's Back to School promotion is a significant deviation from the deals offered in past years. Previously, Apple provided iTunes or Apple Store gift cards in amounts between $50 to $100 with the purchase of a Mac, iPhone, or iPad.

Apple's Back to School promotion will run until September 18, 2015.



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13 months ago
I predict a surge in the number of Beats headphones on eBay soon... !
Rating: 14 Votes
13 months ago
OMG! Save $20 on an iPad!!!

:rolleyes:
Rating: 8 Votes
13 months ago

You guys really don't understand that getting the headphones is somewhat of a decent deal, do you?

mostly shows how valuable those headphones are or in this case actually NOT
Rating: 7 Votes
13 months ago
So a $200 discount on headphones or a $20 discount on an iPad. Right.

They should have just offered the headphones. By comparison, the iPad deal is kind of pathetic. So pathetic that the article does not even mention it...
Rating: 7 Votes
13 months ago
You guys really don't understand that getting the headphones is somewhat of a decent deal, do you?
Rating: 6 Votes
13 months ago
I love how people bitch about free stuff.
Rating: 6 Votes
13 months ago
Who cares about a pair of headphones? As a college student I would rather have the discount on the hardware or at least the gift card!! Apple is taking the cheap way out as the headphone probably have a very low cost to manufacture!

Stop going cheap on the discount just because of your name!
Rating: 6 Votes
13 months ago
I wasn't thrilled about this at first but I was going to buy the rMBP irregardless of any promotions anyway. I went ahead and put up the extra hundred for wireless, part for the convenience of wireless and part because I really liked the space grey colors.

Having used them for a while I can say these things are awesome! I would not have otherwise bought a 300.00 headset but I sure like having them, the sound is amazing. I have tried previous years beats and was not impressed. They really stepped up their game with the solo2.
Rating: 4 Votes
13 months ago

This year's Back to School promotion is a significant deviation from the deals offered in past years. Previously, Apple provided iTunes ('http://www.macrumors.com/2013/07/02/apple-launches-2013-back-to-school-promotion-with-gift-cards-up-to-100/') or Apple Store ('http://www.macrumors.com/2014/07/01/apple-2014-back-to-school-promotion/') gift cards in amounts between $50 to $100 with the purchase of a Mac, iPhone, or iPad.

I would've much preferred iTunes or Apple Store gift card.
Rating: 4 Votes
13 months ago

Considering it costs Apple (Beats), let's say, $50 to make the headphones (probably less) this is a screaming deal for Apple. They get rid of inventory and make the customer feel like they're getting something for nothing, instead of giving an actual discount on something decent.

More Apple smoke and mirrors.

$50? I doubt it's more than $14-15.
Rating: 4 Votes

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