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

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    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.

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    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.

    Article Link: Apple Launches 2018 Back to School Promotion: Free Beats With Select Mac or iPad Pro Models
     
  2. GizmoDVD macrumors 68000

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    Bleh. Just offer AirPods. Who wants that beats garbage?
     
  3. TMRJIJ macrumors 68030

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    New MBPs = School Promotion. Like Clockwork, Apple's timing is impeccable this time around.
     
  4. Bornee35 macrumors regular

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    probably the same people who want 3 grand Touch Bar garbage
     
  5. windows12 macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know when will this promotion end?
     
  6. EugW macrumors 601

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    Not last year though. They launched the promotion many weeks later, meaning that people had to retrospectively apply for the promotion. I got the promotion on my iMac, but not my MacBook, because I had ordered the MacBook a week or two earlier and missed the cutoff. :(

    In fact, last year the only reason I got the promotion on the iMac was because I didn't like the i7's noise so I returned it, and got a new i5.
     
  7. Appleaker macrumors 68020

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    Someone who wants to get money back on their purchase. The Beats Solo headphones are more valuable.
     
  8. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    Just sell them online and use the money to offset the price of a new laptop?
     
  10. dantracht macrumors 6502

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    Just pulled the trigger on a 2018 15" MBP with 32gb ram thanks to this promotion!
     
  11. TomOSeven macrumors regular

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    I do. That's effectively another 200 Euros off of a Mac.
     
  12. fizzyfizz macrumors member

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    Why do they have a 'Back to School' promotion when the kids haven't even left yet for the holidays?
     
  13. MoreRumors? macrumors regular

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    I may take advantage of that promotion, if and when the new MBs come in time before the promotion ends.
     
  14. now i see it macrumors 68020

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    There's something just fundamentally wrong about promoting "back to school" in the middle of July. Heck, Summer has barely started.
     
  15. HailstormX macrumors member

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    Most US schools are out from June till the end of Aug
     
  16. MoreRumors? macrumors regular

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    Probably to get rid of old inventory to make room for new models coming in hopefully soon.
     
  17. EugW macrumors 601

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    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?

    New models are included in the promotion.
     
  18. pete2106 macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  19. pgharavi macrumors regular

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    September 25th.

    https://www.apple.com/promo/pdf/EN_US_BTS_070518.pdf
     
  20. guzhogi macrumors 68030

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    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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  22. wigby macrumors 65816

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    New models shipping today are included, not new models yet to be announced. Nothing says new models will be announced in September like a back to school promotion starting now.
     
  23. EugW macrumors 601

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    Nothing is forcing you to buy today. Apple often updates models right in the middle of the promotion, and then updates the promotion to include the new models.

    However, in the case of the iPad Pro, all bets are off.
     
  24. jscipione macrumors member

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    This must be Apple's new plan for Back to School season rather than releasing a decent affordable laptop for students.
     
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    The 2017 back to school promotion was announced the same date, July 12.
     

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