Apple Launches Back to University Promotion in Australia With Free AirPods

Apple today launched its annual Back to University promotion in Australia and New Zealand, offering students, teachers, and other eligible educational employees free AirPods with the purchase of an eligible new Mac or iPad for a limited time.

Back to University 2023
Between January 18 and March 13, students can get free second-generation AirPods with the purchase of any new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, 24-inch iMac, iPad Pro, or iPad Air — this includes the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips. Students can also upgrade to third-generation AirPods for $60 to $70 extra depending on the type of charging case or to second-generation AirPods Pro for $180 extra.

The promotion is available on Apple's online store, in the Apple Store app, and at Apple's retail stores in Australia. As usual, refurbished Macs and iPads are not eligible for free AirPods, and other models like the Mac Studio, Mac mini, and iPad mini are also exempt. Apple has outlined full terms and conditions for the promotion on its website.

Apple's Back to University promotion is usually the same as the Back to School promotion that launches in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and other regions around June, so students living in those locations can likely expect free AirPods to be the offer there too.

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Top Rated Comments

Leon Ze Professional Avatar
18 months ago
With the price increase of course they can afford to give free airpods away with this promotion.
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Joe Rossignol Avatar
18 months ago

That would be right. My son purchased an iPad Pro for uni five days ago :/
Take advantage of the return policy!
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sydneysider88 Avatar
18 months ago
Wonder if I can combine my work discount + the uni discount?? Want to buy a MBA for a son.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JPack Avatar
18 months ago
Better than the gift card that was promoted last year. AirPods mean refund is possible.
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