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Apple Launches 2019 Back to School Promotion: Free Beats With Select Mac and iPad Models

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Apple today launched its annual Back to School free Beats promotion in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and like it did last year, the 2019 edition has also gone live simultaneously in many European countries.


However unlike previous years, Apple has simultaneously updated some Macs and killed off others: the MacBook Air now has True Tone display technology, and the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro now has a Touch Bar and the latest 8th-generation quad-core processors. The MacBook Air is $1,099 ($999 for college students) while the 13-inch MacBook Pro is $1,299 ($1,199 for college students).

Aside from those surprise hardware updates, Apple is promoting its traditional limited time back-to-school offer for qualifying higher-education students, parents purchasing on behalf of higher-education students, and faculty and staff at both higher-education and K-12 institutions. All can receive a free or discounted pair of Beats headphones with the purchase of an eligible Mac, iPad Pro, or iPad Air.

Apple is offering the choice of free Beats Studio3 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones, Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones or BeatsX Earphones with the purchase of a new MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, or iMac Pro. As with previous years, the Mac mini is excluded, as is the 2017 13-inch MacBook Air this year.

Apple is also offering free BeatsX or Solo3 Wireless with the purchase of any new 11-inch or 12.9-inch iPad Pro or iPad Air, with the option to pay $150 USD or equivalent extra for Studio3 Wireless headphones.

The promotion runs until September 26, 2019, 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 2019 Back to School Promotion: Free Beats With Select Mac and iPad Models
 
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SD449

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So 128gb Pro or 256gb Air??? @ £1169 with EDU and Beats

Literally just spent £800 on a MacBook (Currently 200gb free space) which would be returned for either above model.
 
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Shadows_lord

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The price of 15 inches Macbook pro i9 and its SSD upgrades has been dropped in Canada for $200. Sucks that I bought it a month ago.
 

UbuntuFu

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Wow, you can buy an iPad Air 64gb for $479 and get free Solo3 headphones ($200 value)? Not a bad deal.
 

jarule

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I just bought an iPad Pro 11 2 weeks ago. I should've waited. Could've used another pair of Beats ... ugh
I just bought a 15in MacBook Pro 4 weeks ago. Chatted with Apple to see if I could still get the promotion and only products on or after June 26 can take advantage. :(
 

maflynn

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I've been kicking around the idea of getting a new iPad - I think maybe this is enough of an incentive for me to take the plunge.
 

h0nd0

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I just bought a 15in MacBook Pro 4 weeks ago. Chatted with Apple to see if I could still get the promotion and only products on or after June 26 can take advantage. :(

So if I bought an iPad Pro after that date a few weeks back at BestBuy, I can contact Apple and get the headphones?
 

jarule

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So if I bought an iPad Pro after that date a few weeks back at BestBuy, I can contact Apple and get the headphones?
I purchased my Mac straight from the online Apple Store. I'd go check Best Buy to make sure with them since their return policies differ depending on your MyBestBuy Rewards status, that's if you used it.
 
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