Apple has extended its Back to School promotion to countries in Europe, offering a free pair of Beats Solo2 Wireless Headphones with eligible purchases.

At the beginning of June, Apple launched its annual Back to School promotion in the U.S. and Canada, offering the headphones to qualifying students and select others that purchase an eligible Mac, iPhone, or iPad Pro with education pricing.

Apple-2016-Back-to-School-promo
The same offer is now open to higher education students in the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, and other countries in Europe. To qualify for the Beats Solo2 cans, customers must purchase an iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, Mac Pro or MacBook Air.

Apple is also offering a free pair of Powerbeats2 Wireless Headphones with the purchase of an eligible iPhone or iPad with education pricing, including the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6, iPhone SE, and the iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 2, and both the 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

The offer can be taken up online and at brick-and-mortar Apple Stores and is available through to September 5, 2016. Apple has outlined the full eligibility requirements for the program in its terms and conditions, available at the bottom of the promotion pages on Apple's country-specific sites.

Top Rated Comments

MH01 Avatar
82 months ago
This kinda sucks. They want you to purchase outdated hardware and give you outdated headphones .

After the promotion finishes, Apple will release updated MacBooks . Not cool.

I can see new beats headphones that will pair with iPhone 7 without the headphone jack.

This promotion would have been okay had Apple updated the hardware recently
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
keysofanxiety Avatar
82 months ago
No it a honest remark why are you whining when given a reduction in price plus s FREE set of ear buds
Free Beats headphones are worse than useless as far as I'm concerned, I think most people with a pair of ears would be happier buying a pair of Sony MDRs at a quarter of the price.

With regards to the discount, pricing has historically stayed static for education and business discounts. The 15% discount and free 3-year hardware warranty has been in place since 2011, and likely a lot earlier too. This HE pricing change has also affected the Apple Business Store, which has meant we are now completely reevaluating pricing and currently clarifying if the change in warranty also affects the business store too.

Regardless, your assertion that because you've always paid full price for Apple products, that means anybody who buys HE discounted Macs is either spoilt, blowing through parents' money, or leeching from the tax payer, is a very rude and ignorant thing to say.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
heehee Avatar
82 months ago
Maybe I'm old but didn't school just finish?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
peterh988 Avatar
82 months ago
Maybe I'm old but didn't school just finish?
But as Christmas starts in September in the shops, so back to school starts before the previous year has ended.

And back to school is usually a way to clear 'old' stock before the new models get launched. (And as i'm desperate for a new MBP, it can't come too soon!)
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Newjackboy Avatar
82 months ago
Not true for either.

The hardware warranty is still 3 years with HE purchase. The only thing that doesn't come with is the telephone support, which is why they offer AppleCare on purchase. Regardless, this was always the case.

Prices have not increased. It's still 15% off RRP (or more specifically, 14.5%).

The only difference is that you now get free Beats headphones.
WRONG! I'll await your apology shortly:- )

I have given you a concrete example that the macbook 12 has increased to £944 (it was £904 yesterday)
Only ONE year of applecare, as of today (50% discount = £100 if you want 3 years applecare)
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
keysofanxiety Avatar
82 months ago
I see a lot of disgrunted folk moaning about this and that with this Apple offer! Really you spoiled brats ! Worked all my life never got any offer of price reductions when college and buy all my Apple products at full price you complainers get a life ,no doubt mummy and daddy are buying it anyway and no doubt in the UK the old student loan ( payed by the tax payer may I add ) will be footing the bill .
This is a very a mean-spirited and ignorant remark.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

apple watch ultra hammer test

YouTuber Tests Apple Watch Ultra Durability With a Hammer: Table Breaks Before the Watch

Sunday September 25, 2022 2:27 pm PDT by
A YouTuber has put Apple's claims for the durability of the Apple Watch Ultra to the test by putting it up against a drop test, a jar of nails, and repeated hits with a hammer to test the sapphire crystal protecting the display. TechRax, a channel popular for testing the durability of products, first tested the Apple Watch Ultra by dropping it from around four feet high. The Apple Watch...
tim cook spring loaded event

Six Major Products to Expect From Apple in 2023

Sunday September 25, 2022 10:57 am PDT by
As we approach the end of a busy product release season for Apple with only new iPads and Macs left to be announced over the next month or so, we're also setting our sights on 2023. Apple is rumored to have several major products in the pipeline for next year, including new Macs, a new HomePod, a VR/AR headset, and so much more. Other than new iPhones and Apple Watches, which are expected...
apple watch ultra deuglify 1

Apple Watch Ultra User Mods Titanium Casing to 'Deuglify' Design

Tuesday September 27, 2022 8:05 am PDT by
An Apple Watch Ultra user has modified their new device's casing to add a brushed finish and remove the orange color of the Action Button in an effort to make it more visually appealing. The Apple Watch Ultra offers the first complete redesign of the Apple Watch since the product line's announcement in 2014, and while the design has been met with praise from many users, some have criticized...
General iOS 16 Feature Yellow

Some iOS 16 Users Continue to Face Unaddressed Bugs and Battery Drain Two Weeks After Launch

Monday September 26, 2022 7:34 am PDT by
Today marks exactly two weeks since Apple released iOS 16 to the public. Besides the personalized Lock Screen, major changes in Messages, and new features in Maps, the update has also seen its fair share of bugs, performance problems, battery drain, and more. After major iOS updates, it's normal for some users to report having issues with the new update, but such reports usually subside in...
iPhone 14 Pro Sports Scores Dynamic Island

iPhone 14 Pro Features Live Sports Scores in Dynamic Island on iOS 16.1

Monday September 26, 2022 7:52 am PDT by
Earlier this month, Apple announced that iOS 16.1 will enable a new Live Activities feature that allows iPhone users to stay on top of things that are happening in real time, such as a sports game or a food delivery order, right from the Lock Screen. On the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, Live Activities also integrate with the Dynamic Island. Premier League match in Dynamic Island via Paul Bradford ...
iPhone 14 Pros in Hand Black Background Feature

Verizon iPhone 14 Pro Customers Reporting Cellular Connection Issues

Monday September 26, 2022 6:23 am PDT by
iPhone 14 Pro customers on the Verizon network in the U.S. are reporting issues with slow and unreliable 5G cellular connections and calls randomly dropping. Several threads on Reddit (1,2,3) and the MacRumors forums chronicle issues faced by Verizon customers and Apple's latest iPhone. According to user reports, signal strength on the iPhone 14 Pro is unreliable and weak, while other...
Tim Cook Apple Event

Gurman: New iPads and Macs May Be Announced Through Press Releases, No October Event

Sunday September 25, 2022 6:50 am PDT by
Apple may decide to release its remaining products for 2022, which include updated iPad Pro, Mac mini, and 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, through press releases on its website rather than a digital event, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In his latest Power On newsletter, Gurman said that Apple is currently "likely to release its remaining 2022 products via press releases,...
Stage Manager Extension Thumb 1

New iPadOS 16.1 Beta Expands Stage Manager to Older iPad Pro Models, Delays External Display Support

Tuesday September 27, 2022 10:24 am PDT by
The most recent beta of iPadOS 16.1 expands the controversial Stage Manager feature to older iPads, allowing it to work with iPad Pro models that have an A12X or A12Z chip, according to information Apple provided to Engadget. The beta also removes the external display support from Stage Manager for the current time, with the feature set to return in a later iPadOS 16 update. Apple's...
iOS 16

Everything New in the Latest iOS 16.1 and iPadOS 16.1 Betas: Stage Manager Expansion, Wallpaper Tweaks and More

Tuesday September 27, 2022 11:36 am PDT by
Apple today released new betas of iOS 16.1 and iPadOS 16.1 to developers, tweaking some of the functionality that's been introduced in prior betas and in the case of iPadOS 16.1, adding a major new feature to Stage Manager. We've rounded up everything new in both betas below. Wallpaper Updates Apple has updated the Wallpaper section of the Settings app to allow users to swap between...
john meyer ultra

Apple Watch Ultra Praised by Watch World Tastemaker John Mayer

Monday September 26, 2022 4:42 am PDT by
Apple Watch Ultra has been endorsed by American musician and famous watch collector John Mayer, who has been showing off the new device on his Instagram account. "Been wearing the Apple Watch Ultra for a week... and it's great," writes Mayer over a photo of the watch. "The first Apple Watch that excited me as a mechanical watch collector." "It's loaded with capability and what I call...