Question about Apple Student Developer program

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by adamfilip, Jun 22, 2003.

  1. adamfilip macrumors 6502a

    adamfilip

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    I am interested in signing up for the Apple student Developer program. im going back to school this September

    i have heard that student developers can get access to purchase 1 system with peripherals at apple developer discount prices.

    i have been unable co confirm this
    does anyone know for sure

    also im Canadian so any Canada specific info would be most helpful
     
  2. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    should be fine so long as your a college student taking developer classes...please do a search there has been a flurry of disccussion on this topic and i'm sure old threas will settle msot of your concerns.
     
  3. adamfilip thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thank i did do a search. but i have been still having trouble finding actual relevant info.

    i wonder what qualifies as a developer course
    i will be taking a new media classs. mainly dealing with flash. E-commerece, interactive media of many kinds.
     
  4. evil macrumors 6502

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    im a student in canada as well. i started a thread before about this same topic.
    it was been the consensus that previously the student had to have developer classes, but now it is not needed.
    one just needs to be a student.
    and yes.
    1 system with accessories at developer prices.
    im going to be joining as soon as i can put together 99 bucks u.s.
     
  5. Skandranon macrumors regular

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    ADC Hardware Purchase Program

    http://developer.apple.com/membership/hardware.html

    Select your country, then click on the link for the 'ADC Hardware Purchase Program Store.'

    Student Developers CAN in fact purchase at ADC rates. I got my 23" display and Dual-1.42 GHz Power Mac for about $5000... a combined savings of $3500.

    :cool:
     
  6. adamcz macrumors regular

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    Wow thanks for bringing this to my attention. I had no idea I was a student developer until now, but this will save me a lot of money.

    Somebody please hire me to compose music for their video game, so that I will technically be developing for something, and I won't be feeling guilty about this.
     
  7. evil macrumors 6502

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    develop music for me and you wont feel guilty.
    ill pay you with gratitude.
     
  8. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    the Student Apple Developer Connection Discount is only for those who pay $99 year for the Student ADC Membership. You are better off checking for regular student discounts through your school on the apple education discount site, unless you feel that the Student ADC Membership is really what you want: Student Apple Developer Connection

    and by the way guys: Developer is defined as a software developer, not multimedia.
     
  9. adamcz macrumors regular

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    The regular student discount is weak. Usually $50-$100 off a computer. If I pay the $100 to be a developer I'll save closer to $400 of a tower/monitor combo.
     
  10. janey macrumors 603

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    actually the developer discount is up to 20% off any hardware.
    usually the software discounts are awesome for students :p
    i agree, the regular edu discounts suck...but at least apple offers them, unlike other companies.
    I love the ADC Hardware Purchase Program :p :p :D
     
  11. MUrhino macrumors regular

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    Don't have to take developer or CS classes!

    Actually you don't have to be enrolled in developer classes, or computer science classes....at least not in the U.S. I know because I used the program to buy my 17" PB. You just have to be a full time student and fax them a copy of your class schedule for the current semester or next semester. Enjoy the savings, but get as much stuff as you can, as almost everything except software has a substantial discount! Good luck!:D
     
  12. MUrhino macrumors regular

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    Once again...

    I must correct those who don't know what they're talking about. The ADC Hardware discount saves you A LOT more than the regular education discount. Granted the discount is more gracious if you buy the "Power" products, but the savings are quite significant.

    For example: 17" PB through ADC = $2639 as compared to the regular student discount of $3149.

    Through ADC a 15GB iPod is $319, 30 = $399
    regular Student discount = $369 for 15, and $469 for 30GB

    Now if you want an imac or something you won't save as much, but you will still save more, including your $100 membership fee.

    17" iMac through ADC = $1878...through student discount = $2271. That's $293 worth of savings right there, taking out your membership fee.

    Like I said before, you save more if you buy a PowerMac or Powerbook, but as you just saw you still save if you want an iMac or ibook or something like that. Remeber this is a one time deal though, so you want to get as much as you can for your money. And who knows, maybe you can actually try developing while you're receiving the information and support from Apple. Good luck and I hope this silences those who are saying that the regular education discounts save you just as much.
     
  13. Skandranon macrumors regular

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    ADC Student Discount Evidence (conti.)

    Power Mac G5

    Regular price: $2999

    ADC Student Price: $2399

    'Nuff said. (Order placed this morning. Woohoo!):D
     
  14. evil macrumors 6502

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  15. WannabeSQ macrumors 6502

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    so, could I, for instance, enroll in a "development" class, fax my schedule in, and get the discount, then drop the class once i have the computer? Sounds kinda wrong, but to save that kind of money, it might be worth it.

    On second thought, It might be good for me to take a development class. Speaking of which, did we ever define what constitutes a "developer" class?

    BTW, i assume these discounts also apply to monitors/peripherals?
     
  16. GigaWire macrumors 6502

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    No, you do not need any computer classes. I faxed a copy of a schedule that was nothing but 1 english, 1 math, and three history classes. Approval granted.
     
  17. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    Don't forget about hardware developers.
     
  18. MacPearl macrumors newbie

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    Wow!

    Someone just told me about this ADC thing too. I've been thinking of switching from my Dell Inspiron 8100 to PB Al 15" for quite a while, but still hesitating with the cost and waiting for new promotion like 'buy a bundle get a bundle' (in last Sep 03). With this extra discount, I think I should act fast before I graduate. :p
     
  19. janey macrumors 603

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    woah someone dug this thread outta nowhere...
    btw, what Apple means by developer is basically (anything that has to do with computers) developer. Not just software, not just hardware.
     
  20. StealthRider macrumors 65816

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    That's a lot of history emphasis...where do you go to school?
     

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