Apple's Annual Back to School Promotion Expected to Begin This Week Following New Macs

Apple's annual Back to School promotion for students will begin this week in the U.S., according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In a tweet today, he said the promotion will likely start on Tuesday, after new Macs are announced at WWDC on Monday.

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Last year's promotion offered a free Apple gift card worth up to $150 with the purchase of an eligible Mac or iPad, while free AirPods were offered in 2021. The free item is in addition to Apple's standard educational discounts, with students already able to receive between 5% and 10% off most Macs, iPads, and Apple displays.

The promotion is typically available to students attending or accepted to a college or university, faculty and staff at higher-education institutions, parents purchasing on behalf of an eligible student, employees of a K-12 institution, and select others.

The offer will likely launch in Canada at the same time as in the U.S., followed by European and Asian countries a few weeks later.

Apple plans to announce a larger 15-inch MacBook Air with the M2 chip during its WWDC keynote on Monday, according to Gurman. He also indicated that Apple is testing what appears to be new Mac Studio models with M2 Max and M2 Ultra chips.

Top Rated Comments

sw1tcher Avatar
12 months ago

It's a lot earlier than usual right? Usually July or August.
Past start dates for their back-to-school promo

2022 = June 24
2021 = June 17
2020 = June 15
2019 = July 9
2018 = July 12
2017 = July 12
2016 = June 2
2015 = July 23
2014 = July 1
2013 = July 2
2012 = June 11
2011 = June 16
2010 = May 25
2009 = May 27
2008 = June 3
2007 = June 5
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
szw-mapple fan Avatar
12 months ago

I still think this is a scam ha. I did it last year and all it did was give me a month installment for the gift card. Maybe I’m a big dummy though.
The way it works is that you pay for the gift card (at its usual price) and the Mac (at a discounted price), which is why you got the installment for the gift card. When you add it up you are essentially getting the gift card free. This is probably to make it easier to do returns when someone decide they don't like the Mac but already spent the gift card.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Serge88 Avatar
12 months ago
That's great promotion ! I'm not a student but with a pair of ripped jeans and a hoodie, the genius will give me the student rebate.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dannyyankou Avatar
12 months ago
It's a lot earlier than usual right? Usually July or August.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
coachgq Avatar
12 months ago

I still think this is a scam ha. I did it last year and all it did was give me a month installment for the gift card. Maybe I’m a big dummy though.
I liked it when they gave AirPods. You could upgrade to the Pro’s for $90.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr. Dee Avatar
12 months ago

That's great promotion ! I'm not a student but with a pair of ripped jeans and a hoodie, the genius will give me the student rebate.
I was planning to dye my hair blue, wear an oversized xxxl white t-shirt with baggy pants with a skate board and just say ‘dude!’ to get it. Too much?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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