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Apple Launches 'Back to University' Promo in Australia/New Zealand: Free Beats With Mac or iPad Pro

Apple today launched its annual Back to University promotion in Australia and New Zealand, offering the choice of a free pair of Beats Solo3, BeatsX, or Powerbeats3 headphones to qualifying students, teachers, lecturers, and educational staff members who purchase an eligible Mac for a limited time.


Eligible models include any MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, iMac Pro, or Mac Pro, including custom configurations. As usual, the Mac mini and refurbished Macs are excluded from the promotion.

The promotion also offers free BeatsX wireless headphones with the purchase of any 10.5-inch or 12.9-inch iPad Pro, or students can pay AU$59/NZ$70 extra for Powerbeats3 Wireless or AU$200/NZ$230 extra for Solo3 Wireless headphones. Apple's lower-cost 9.7-inch iPad and iPad mini 4 models do not qualify.


The promotion is available at Apple's retail stores in Australia, and through Apple's online store in both countries, and is in addition to Apple's regular educational discount. Alternatively, customers can call 133-622 in Australia or 0800-692-7753 in New Zealand to take advantage of the deal by phone.

Apple's Back to University promotion starts today and ends March 15, 2018 in Australia and New Zealand. Apple's terms and conditions [AU/NZ] outline the complete eligibility requirements for the promotion in those countries.

In Australia, qualified purchasers are defined as lecturers, teachers, staff members, and full-time or part-time students aged 18 or over, with a current student union card or student identification card, at an accredited Australian university or an other Apple-approved institution within the country.

In New Zealand, qualified purchasers are defined as any employee of a public or private K–12 institution; students, faculty, and staff members of higher education institutions, and parents purchasing on behalf of their children who are attending or accepted into a higher education institution in the country.

As is usually the case, Apple's Back to University promotion in Australia and New Zealand is exactly the same as its Back to School promotion was in the United States, Canada, and across Europe last year.

Not a student or looking for even better deals? Visit our Apple Deals roundup for other discounts on Apple products and accessories.

Update: Apple is also running this promotion in Brazil until March 15, 2018. Read Apple's terms and conditions for more details.



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11 months ago
If I got free Beats with a new Mac I'd sell them to buy other headphones with actually good audio quality.
Rating: 14 Votes
11 months ago

Why did you switch when writing "one" in words, but then "4" in numeric format?
Genuinely curious.

People have been doing that 4 about eight years already.
Rating: 11 Votes
11 months ago
You wouldn't love beats if you tried other headphones as Beats lose most of the sound just to have bass.
Rating: 9 Votes
11 months ago

OMG thiz is an amazing promo.
I gonna buy one ipad 4 my gf so i can get these great new beats yay


Why did you switch when writing "one" in words, but then "4" in numeric format?
Genuinely curious.
Rating: 9 Votes
11 months ago

There's no such thing as a free lunch

No, but there is a thing as free beats ;)

I took advantage of this last summer when apple was doing this for the US and my daughter loves her beats headphones :cool:
Rating: 8 Votes
11 months ago
Er, no thanks
Rating: 7 Votes
11 months ago
There's no such thing as a free lunch
Rating: 5 Votes
11 months ago
OMG thiz is an amazing promo.
I gonna buy one ipad 4 my gf so i can get these great new beats yay
Rating: 5 Votes
11 months ago
Apple, you want students to buy Apple product, make the Mac (with decent memory/storage) affordable.
Rating: 3 Votes
11 months ago
This is the same promo they had in the states this last fall. Honestly, this is one of their better BTS promos, value-wise, in recent memory.

I took advantage of it this last fall since I was going to upgrade my iMac already anyway. And even though I would never have ponied-up $300US for Solo3 wireless headphones otherwise, I've been very impressed with them. They work well, sound great, and last quite a while.
Rating: 3 Votes

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