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.

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    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
     
  2. LeonardXW macrumors regular

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    I wish it would be an AirPods, it’s fine if it is the first gen.
     
  3. SD449, Jul 9, 2019
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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.
     
  4. DrJohnnyN macrumors 65816

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    Great deals for students! Nice updates!
     
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    That’s not a bad deal. I won’t use the beats, but I’ll flip them for $300 on eBay to pay for my donglez.
     
  7. macduke macrumors G4

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    I got an email about this from my Barclaycard yesterday evening and have been waiting for it to show up on MacRumors, lol. Did they jump the gun?
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    This is the correct response.
     
  8. DrJohnnyN macrumors 65816

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    Speak for yourself. Great headphones for working out.
     
  9. Shadows_lord macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  10. mthomas184 macrumors 6502

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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
     
  11. TwoBytes macrumors 68030

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    Wouldn't it be great if they offered powerbeats pro..
     
  12. lunarworks macrumors 68000

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    I wouldn't mind a pair. I wouldn't buy them, they're much more expensive than I'm willing to pay, but a free pair sounds great to me.
     
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    „Back to school“ sounds so scary when summer break isn’t even starting here for another 2,5 weeks
     
  14. BoricuaHec01 macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe three more years lol.
     
  15. JetTester macrumors 6502

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    How many Beats would a Macbook beat if a Macbook could beat Beats?
     
  16. prady16 macrumors 6502

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    Any idea if we can exchange the Beats Studio for Power Beats Pro, after purchase in-store?
     
  17. Georgia Silver macrumors newbie

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    This is what i want to know!!

    If not sell on ebay and then buy the PowerBeats Pro and keep the profit.
     
  18. UbuntuFu macrumors regular

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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.
     
  19. jarule macrumors newbie

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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. :(
     
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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.
     
  21. Herrpod macrumors member

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    They're overpriced plastic crap.
     
  22. B4U macrumors 68020

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    Just bought the iMac 3 weeks ago.
    Should have waited. (At least, got the vet discount)
     
  23. SD449 macrumors regular

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    How is FREE overpriced??
     
  24. h0nd0 macrumors newbie

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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?
     
  25. jarule macrumors newbie

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    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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