Apple Launches 2018 Back to School Promotion: Free Beats With Select Mac or iPad Pro Models

Apple today launched its annual Back to School promotion in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and unlike in previous years, the promotion has also gone live simultaneously in many European and Asian countries.


For a limited time, qualifying higher-education students, parents purchasing on behalf of higher-education students, and faculty and staff at both higher-education and K-12 institutions can receive a free or discounted pair of Beats headphones with the purchase of an eligible Mac or iPad Pro.

Apple is offering the choice of free BeatsX, Solo3 Wireless, or Powerbeats3 Wireless headphones with the purchase of any new MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, iMac Pro, or Mac Pro. As usual, the Mac mini is excluded.

Apple is also offering free BeatsX or Powerbeats3 Wireless with the purchase of any new 10.5-inch or 12.9-inch iPad Pro, with the option to pay $100 USD or equivalent extra for Solo3 Wireless headphones. Like last year, Apple's sixth-generation iPad and iPad mini 4 models do not qualify for the offer.

The promotion runs until September 25, 2018, and is available through Apple's online store, retail stores, and authorized campus stores, or by calling 1-800-MY-APPLE. Read the terms and conditions for complete details.

Participating countries in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East include Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates.

In select countries, student verification via UNiDAYS is required.

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29 months ago
Bleh. Just offer AirPods. Who wants that beats garbage?
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29 months ago

probably the same people who want 3 grand Touch Bar garbage

Someone who wants to get money back on their purchase. The Beats Solo headphones are more valuable.

I'm not a big fan of Beats, but I must say the Beats Solo3 Wireless are pretty decent. Yeah, they're expensive, but if you're getting them for free, why complain?

Probably to get rid of old inventory to make room for new models coming in hopefully soon.

New models are included in the promotion.
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29 months ago

Does anyone know when will this promotion end?

Yeah, I want to know too. I want to get a new iPad Pro in September when they are announced but I've a feeling this will be over by then.

September 25th.

https://www.apple.com/promo/pdf/EN_US_BTS_070518.pdf
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29 months ago

New MBPs = School Promotion. Like Clockwork, Apple's timing is impeccable this time around.

I was hoping to use in to buy an updated iMac, though :(
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29 months ago
New MBPs = School Promotion. Like Clockwork, Apple's timing is impeccable this time around.
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29 months ago
Anyone know when this will end? I'm kind of hoping to hold off until Apple releases a new iMac & iPad Pro.
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