Apple Launches 'Back to University' Promo in Australia, New Zealand, and Brazil Offering Free Beats With Mac or iPad Pro Purchase

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    Apple today launched its annual Back to University promotion in Australia,New Zealand, and Brazil, offering students and teachers a free pair of Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones or Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones with the purchase of a Mac or an iPad Pro.

    With the purchase of an eligible Mac, which includes the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, MacBook, Mac Pro, and iMac Pro, students can get a free set of Beats Solo3 headphones, or Powerbeats3 headphones. Studio3 headphones are also available at a discounted price of NZ$40.00 in New Zealand, A$50.00 in Australia, and R$ 350,00 in Brazil.

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    With the purchase of a 2018 iPad Pro, Apple is providing a free set of Powerbeats3 earphones. Beats Solo3 headphones are available at a discounted price of A$140.00, NZ$160.00, or R$ 700,00, while Beats Studio3 headphones are available at a discounted price of A$190.00, NZ$200.00, or R$ 1.050,00.

    The promotion includes Apple's newest "Pop" PowerBeats3 and "Skyline" Studio3 lines.

    Both the Macs and the iPad Pro models are available at a discounted educational price when purchasing through the Australia, New Zealand, and Brazil educational stores, with discounts of up to A$290, NZ$340, or R$1.760,00 on qualifying Macs. The education stores also offer AppleCare+ protection plans at a 20 percent discount.

    For further discounts, as pointed out by 9to5Mac Apple is promoting its trade-in program, which allows older devices to be traded in for credit towards new devices. Apple has been heavily promoting trade-in options as of late, especially for the most recent iPhone lineup.

    To get the free or discounted Beats, students simply need to add an eligible Mac or iPad Pro to their carts, where the option to add the headphones will come up automatically.

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    Discounts are available for current and newly accepted university students, parents buying for students, and teachers and staff at all levels. Sign up and enrollment verification through UNiDays is required.

    Educational discounts in Australia, New Zealand, and Brazil will be available for a limited amount of time, both online and at Apple retail stores in Australia and Brazil. The promotion is set to end on March 15, 2019, with terms and conditions available in PDF form here: Australia, New Zealand, and Brazil.

    Apple's back to university promotion in Australia and New Zealand is the same as the Back to School promotion that Apple launched in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and several European countries back in July.

    Update: The Back to University promotion is also available in South Korea.

    Article Link: Apple Launches 'Back to University' Promo in Australia, New Zealand, and Brazil Offering Free Beats With Mac or iPad Pro Purchase
     
  2. 827538 macrumors 65816

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    Maybe this is an indication we will finally see Beats 4 with USB-C.
    My other half has been holding off on buying a set for this very reason.
     
  3. entropys macrumors 6502

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    Hmm, deal ends March 15. What are the odds Apple will release a new iMac on March 16?
     
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  5. Act3 macrumors 68000

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    Why they don't just have a cut the price promo instead? Overstock on the beats to get rid of?
     
  6. goobot macrumors 603

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    Because why would they discount their machines by another 300$ when they can give you headphones for the fraction of the cost to them? Why wouldn’t they push their own brand to make others then buy those same headphones??
     
  7. gugy macrumors 68030

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    At least in Brazil the prices are so out of hand that this promo doesn't seem very appealing. It's not Apple's entire fault. The taxes on imported products are just insane there. Around almost 3x as it is in the US.
    I used to take my used iDevices down there and sell for prices same or higher than new ones in the US.
     
  8. Act3 macrumors 68000

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    You do realize apple owns beats headphones?
     
  9. martyjmclean macrumors 6502

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    The Back To Uni promos are always so useless and insulting.
     
  10. dumastudetto macrumors 68030

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    There's never been a better time to buy into iPad Pro. It is the ultimate supercomputer.
     
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    lol, minus the mouse.. it is not worthy to be an input device yet the pro has face id.
     
  12. Altis macrumors 68030

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    I suspect a normal price reduction for students would be more helpful.
     
  13. Costino1 macrumors 6502a

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    As I just buy a MacBook Pro 15" 2018 in the states 3 days ago....Id love to have a pair of those. Don't care what the haters say, they are good quality headphones.
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    Sarcasm I sense....
     
  14. Act3 macrumors 68000

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    entice the younger crowd with the "hip" headphones
     
  15. konqerror macrumors 6502

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    Nope. Students fundamentally spend other people's money: parents, loans, scholarship... They don't benefit directly from a price drop, but they benefit from free stuff.
     
  16. Act3 macrumors 68000

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    And the parents still pay the premium prices to apple
     
  17. fermat-au macrumors 6502

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    The fact that Apple is 'giving away' a A$400 pair Beats headphone when you spend A$1,429 on an old MacBook Air, said something about the profit margin of Beats headphones.
    Beat is a very high margin brand.
     
  18. Mr mac Beast macrumors newbie

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    I Wonder, how many people will buy this pretending to be teens! :apple:
     
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    Does iOS's Safari open webpage in desktop site format every single time?
    I can still run into the damn thing opening mobile version of the site even I have requested the desktop version.
     
  20. goobot macrumors 603

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    Where in my post did it seem like I wasn’t referencing that they own them? I’m serious. The whole point of the post was that they own beats so the cost of the headphones are low for them and they want to push their beats brand…
     
  21. ysihaoy macrumors newbie

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    Looks like apple can't sell out his stupid beats headphones
     
  22. elmnt61 macrumors newbie

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    "back to university..." rolls right off the tongue!
     
  23. Anarchy99 macrumors 6502a

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    i call BS
    the'll do it atleast 15 days after that. otherwise people would use Apple's return policy
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    more often then not even the request desktop site doesn't help thanks to user agents and mobile responsive design
     
  24. B4U macrumors 68000

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    My point exactly. The iPad Pro running iOS cannot even perform such simple function would not be replacing any computer, let alone "supercomputer".
     
  25. TheRealDGD macrumors member

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    My guess is Tim is having a hard time with PRICES... we used to pay for Apples unique ability, that gap has closed significantly and justifying the cost is getting harder and harder.
     

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