Apple Launches 'Back to University' Promo in Australia/New Zealand: Free Beats With Mac or iPad Pro

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today launched its annual Back to University promotion in Australia and New Zealand, offering the choice of a free pair of Beats Solo3, BeatsX, or Powerbeats3 headphones to qualifying students, teachers, lecturers, and educational staff members who purchase an eligible Mac for a limited time.


    Eligible models include any MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, iMac Pro, or Mac Pro, including custom configurations. As usual, the Mac mini and refurbished Macs are excluded from the promotion.

    The promotion also offers free BeatsX wireless headphones with the purchase of any 10.5-inch or 12.9-inch iPad Pro, or students can pay AU$59/NZ$70 extra for Powerbeats3 Wireless or AU$200/NZ$230 extra for Solo3 Wireless headphones. Apple's lower-cost 9.7-inch iPad and iPad mini 4 models do not qualify.


    The promotion is available at Apple's retail stores in Australia, and through Apple's online store in both countries, and is in addition to Apple's regular educational discount. Alternatively, customers can call 133-622 in Australia or 0800-692-7753 in New Zealand to take advantage of the deal by phone.

    Apple's Back to University promotion starts today and ends March 15, 2018 in Australia and New Zealand. Apple's terms and conditions [AU/NZ] outline the complete eligibility requirements for the promotion in those countries.

    In Australia, qualified purchasers are defined as lecturers, teachers, staff members, and full-time or part-time students aged 18 or over, with a current student union card or student identification card, at an accredited Australian university or an other Apple-approved institution within the country.

    In New Zealand, qualified purchasers are defined as any employee of a public or private K-12 institution; students, faculty, and staff members of higher education institutions, and parents purchasing on behalf of their children who are attending or accepted into a higher education institution in the country.

    As is usually the case, Apple's Back to University promotion in Australia and New Zealand is exactly the same as its Back to School promotion was in the United States, Canada, and across Europe last year.

    Not a student or looking for even better deals? Visit our Apple Deals roundup for other discounts on Apple products and accessories.

    Update: Apple is also running this promotion in Brazil until March 15, 2018. Read Apple's terms and conditions for more details.

    Article Link: Apple Launches 'Back to University' Promo in Australia/New Zealand: Free Beats With Mac or iPad Pro
  2. saudade macrumors 6502


    Sep 8, 2015
    OMG thiz is an amazing promo.
    I gonna buy one ipad 4 my gf so i can get these great new beats yay
  3. krause734 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2010
  4. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    No, but there is a thing as free beats ;)

    I took advantage of this last summer when apple was doing this for the US and my daughter loves her beats headphones :cool:
  5. Yakuzahi macrumors member


    Oct 10, 2010
    In the US, when Back To School is available, Apple never check if your are a student at all.
  6. DeepIn2U macrumors 603


    May 30, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    And someone said in the Iovine thread that Beats was not a brilliant acquisition by Apple. Those Beats Solo3 area much much better than previous gen Beats headphones.
  7. Boatboy24 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 4, 2011
    1 Infinite Loop
  8. Oblivious.Robot macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2014
    Why did you switch when writing "one" in words, but then "4" in numeric format?
    Genuinely curious.
  9. KazKam macrumors 6502


    Oct 25, 2011
    This is the same promo they had in the states this last fall. Honestly, this is one of their better BTS promos, value-wise, in recent memory.

    I took advantage of it this last fall since I was going to upgrade my iMac already anyway. And even though I would never have ponied-up $300US for Solo3 wireless headphones otherwise, I've been very impressed with them. They work well, sound great, and last quite a while.
  10. Icestorm815 macrumors member

    Aug 24, 2008
    Online, they usually don't. However, in store they certainly do. They ask for student ID and input it into their POS during the transaction.
  11. dantroline macrumors regular


    Oct 28, 2016
    People have been doing that 4 about eight years already.
  12. magicschoolbus macrumors 65816


    May 27, 2014
    I remember when I got my 06 Macbook Pro, Apple gave me a free printer.. printer still works too! So does the Mac.
  13. KiwiAdventure Suspended

    Dec 7, 2010
    New Zealand
    You wouldn't love beats if you tried other headphones as Beats lose most of the sound just to have bass.
  14. pdaholic macrumors 65816


    Jun 22, 2011
    Sold my beats on eBay for 80 bucks on the last giveaway with my purchase of an iPad 10.5. Thanks Apple!
  15. stanman64 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 9, 2010
    totally random and unrelated, but “uni” sounds still sounds so weird to my American ears. Like saying “when I was at uni” vs. “when I was in college.” Does “college” sound weird to brits/Australians? Just genuinely curious
  16. bigpoppamac31 macrumors 68020

    Aug 16, 2007
    If I got free Beats with a new Mac I'd sell them to buy other headphones with actually good audio quality.
  17. newyorksole macrumors 68040

    Apr 2, 2008
    New York.
    Anddd if they don’t allow you to get it in store without an ID, just order online for in store pickup or ship to home. Simple.

    It’s really free Beats for everyone.
  18. macsba macrumors 6502

    Jan 5, 2015
    Next to my Mac.
    Yeah, I have some Aussie friends. Anytime when one mentions a college or university, they generically say uni.
  19. lunarworks macrumors 68000

    Jun 17, 2003
    Toronto, Canada
    I listen to Australian radio, Triple J, so I hear it a lot, but people have recently started saying it in Canada too.
  20. iGeek2014 macrumors 68020

    Jun 29, 2014
    === Nowheresville ===
    Not at all. Am from the U.K. and college to me is the step up from secondary/high school before getting your grades then going to University.
  21. RobertMartens macrumors 65816


    Aug 29, 2002
    Tokyo, Japan
    It's a Prince thing, you are probably 2 young 2 remember.
  22. haruhiko macrumors 601


    Sep 29, 2009
    It used to be easy in Hong Kong too but I recently purchased an iMac for a student and Apple online store required me to provide a photo student ID. They rejected me even after I uploaded the ID because the shipped to person must have the same name as the student too. Finally I talked on phone with their representative for a long time before they believed I’m a genuine customer. o_O
  23. Solomani macrumors 68040


    Sep 25, 2012
    Alberto, Canado
    It's a free headphone. Totally different.
  24. Yakuzahi macrumors member


    Oct 10, 2010
    It didn't happen when I picked up my iMac. No one asked me for a student ID.

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