Apple Releases $200 Pro Apps Bundle for Education Customers

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today introduced a Pro Apps Bundle for Education that includes Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X, Motion 5, Compressor 4, and MainStage 3 for $199.99. The software bundle is available for teachers, faculty, staff, and students at universities, colleges, and K-12 schools in the United States, as reported by The Loop.


    The total cost of Final Cut Pro X ($299.99), Logic Pro X ($199.99), Motion 5 ($49.99), Compressor 4 ($49.99), and MainStage 3 ($29.99) is usually $629.95, so the bundle offers educational customers over $400 in savings. The bundle must be purchased through the Apple Store for Education.

    After purchasing the bundle, education customers will receive an email with codes to redeem the apps on the Mac App Store. Apple says codes are usually delivered within one business day, but may occasionally take longer.

    Final Cut Pro X is Apple's professional video editing software, while Logic Pro X is its professional audio workstation for advanced music production. Motion 5, Compressor 4, and MainStage 3 are companion tools for creating 3D animations and effects, customizing output settings, building set lists, and more.

    Update: Apple has confirmed that its Pro Apps Bundle for Education is coming soon to countries outside the U.S. that offer an Apple Online Store for Education, such as Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

    Article Link: Apple Releases $200 Pro Apps Bundle for Education Customers
  2. Appleaker macrumors 68020

    Jun 13, 2016
    I didn't expect that Apple would do this but it's great that they have, but it would be better if they brought Aperture back.
  3. zahuh macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2004
    Apple - Please allow developers to make bundles on the Mac App Store! Been on iOS for a while.
  4. Rustus Maximus macrumors 6502

    Rustus Maximus

    Jan 15, 2003
    Good initial step but it's going to take a helluva lot more than this to staunch the profuse bleeding of their education market share to Google.
  5. kildraik macrumors 6502a


    May 7, 2006
    Wow. Great deal. Doing it even though I have Logic.
  6. v1597psh macrumors regular


    Feb 4, 2014
  7. Mac-lover3 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 2, 2014
    Only US at this moment of time.
  8. alazhaarp macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2014
    Halle, Germany
  9. yelnam macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2017
    If you purchase with a university credit card: be aware that you have to actually call them to get tax exempt status, rather than ordering online. You'd think the Education Store would make it easier for those of us who can't buy anything with tax.
  10. brendu macrumors 68020

    Apr 23, 2009
    It's impossible. Google (or Microsoft) will dominate the public education market over the next decade. Apple hardware is simply too expensive for schools. When budgets are as tight as they are for most school districts, the fact that you can get 5 chromebooks for the cost of one MacBook Air means it would be terribly foolish for schools to buy macs.
  11. Mac-lover3 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 2, 2014
    At this moment, yes..

    EDIT: this will probably expand to other regions soon, I hope at least.
  12. YoitsTmac macrumors member

    Aug 30, 2014
    Shoot. This just might be a good enough deal to get me to purchase it. The only thing I'm worried about is having my plug ins work on the new FCP-X
  13. Dan From Canada macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2016
    These things usually start US only and then filter to other countries.
  14. pat500000, Feb 3, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2017

    pat500000 Suspended


    Jun 3, 2015
    Holy moly!!!!!!!! I could use those special price.....wait a minute.....why are they doing this?
  15. Joe Rossignol, Feb 3, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2017

    Joe Rossignol Editor

    Joe Rossignol

    Staff Member

    May 12, 2012
    I'm not able to find the bundle on the U.K. or Canadian stores. I've reached out to Apple for comment. In the unlikely event that I hear back, I will share details.

    Update: Apple has confirmed that its Pro Apps Bundle for Education is coming soon to countries outside the U.S. that offer an Apple Online Store for Education, such as Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
  16. Glassed Silver macrumors 68020

    Glassed Silver

    Mar 10, 2007
    Kassel, Germany
    That's some remarkable savings, even for educational prices!

    I guess this is an attempt to push these tools a little more into the curriculum of art schools.

    I see this as a strong signal to the commitment of these applications, a good message amidst the drop of Aperture that to this day remains unrivaled for my needs.

    Glassed Silver:mac
  17. grad macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2014
    I didn't expect that Apple would do this for the rest of the world ...

    I guess I was right.
  18. aaronhead14 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 9, 2009
  19. Westside guy macrumors 603

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    I work at a US university. If you're referring specifically to institutional purchases for computing labs, there's some truth in what you say. But as far as people on campus go - if you walk into any space where a bunch of people are working on their laptops*, you'll see a TON of Macs. Most of the rest are Windows laptops, although not many are actual Microsoft-branded devices (e.g. Surface). I see quite a few of the Yogas, which I must say are pretty nice hardware.

    *I'm mainly around engineering and computing areas. It's possible other disciplines might not be as dominated by Macs... I just don't know.
  20. GeneralChang macrumors 65816

    Dec 2, 2013
    Good call. Even without Logic, it's still more than $200 in savings.
  21. Dave245 macrumors 604


    Sep 15, 2013
    Wow a thread where there isn't a post that talks about "Apple is doomed" :D but yea this is a great idea for education markets, university students who do editing will totally love this bundle. I wish it has been available when I was at university.
  22. menithings macrumors regular


    Jul 2, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Darn! I just bought FCPX at full price a month ago.

    Unlikely Apple would offer me the deal retroactively. Guess it wouldn't hurt to ask...
  23. Oldmanmac macrumors 6502

    Mar 31, 2012
    Edmond, OK
    If I remember correctly, the ed versions/bundles were crippled someways.
    Still a great value tho'
  24. vertical smile macrumors 68040

    vertical smile

    Sep 23, 2014
    Hell of a deal, especially for anyone that uses all of them.

    I wonder if this is a limited time offer...
    Almost anytime I see "doom" in this forum it is posted sarcastically by people that don't believe "Apple is doomed".

    Preemptive trolling I guess.....
  25. Nunyabinez macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2010
    Provo, UT
    Yeah, I would like to do this, but like others, I already have FCP so I would hate to buy it a second time. I wonder, since they send a key, is linked to my Apple ID? Does anyone know? I could sell the FCP to someone for $100 and keep the rest.

    Something tells me I won't be able to do that.

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