Apple Education Store Down in US and Canada, Back to School Offer Expected Soon

Apple's online education store has gone down in the United States and Canada, as Apple prepares to launch its annual Back to School promotion for university students.

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Apple's back to school sales provide students with a free Apple gift card when purchasing a Mac or an iPad, and this year's promotion could help Apple push the new M2 iPad Air and M4 iPad Pro models.

Last year, Apple offered U.S. students up to $150 when purchasing a Mac and up to $100 when purchasing an ‌iPad‌. According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, Apple will this year again offer up to a $150 gift card with every Mac purchase, and it will additionally shave 20% off the price of AppleCare+. Gift cards will also again be offered with iPad purchases, but Gurman did not state an exact value.

Apple began advertising its Back to School sale on social networks in early June, with some Instagram users seeing an ad promoting Macs with discounts to college and university students.

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contacos Avatar
4 weeks ago
wild, our summer break does not even start for another month over here haha
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buzzen Avatar
4 weeks ago
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langkhack18 Avatar
4 weeks ago
Doesn't seem much, just enough to cover the taxes i guess (yes I know still better than msrp at Apple)
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bigjnyc Avatar
4 weeks ago
oh FFS Apple enough with this store is down corniness already.
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brofkand Avatar
4 weeks ago

you can only watch Youtube on that thing. Literally. It is not useful for anything else.
Even that isn't a great experience, most YouTube content is widescreen which leads to huge black bars on 4:3 iPads. A Fire tablet for $80 is a fine YouTube machine.
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goonie4life9 Avatar
4 weeks ago

How bad do you have to be at web development to have to take a site down for HOURS to update it?
Hint: they aren’t taking it down because they need to. This is classic tutti-fruitti, phoney-baloney, plastic banana, good time, rock-n-roll Apple PR.
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