Apple's Education Bundle With Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro Now Available Around the World

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple's new Pro Apps Bundle for Education, which launched in the United States last week, is now available for purchase in several other countries, including but not limited to Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, UAE, and the United Kingdom.

    Other countries where the bundle is now available include Austria, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, the Philippines, Portugal, Russia, South Korea, Switzerland, Sweden, Thailand, and Turkey. If we spot any others, we'll add them to this list.


    The education bundle, available to qualifying students and faculty, includes permanent copies of Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X, Motion 5, Compressor 4, and MainStage 3 for a significant discount. In the United States, for example, the five apps usually cost $629.95, while the bundle is $199.99--a savings of over $425.

    Elsewhere, pricing is set at £199.99 in the United Kingdom, $299.99 in Australia, $259.99 in Canada, and EUR229.99 in several European countries, such as Belgium, France, Germany, and Ireland. Prices in other countries vary.

    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.

    After purchasing the bundle, education customers will receive an email with codes to redeem the apps on the Mac App Store.

    Article Link: Apple's Education Bundle With Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro Now Available Around the World
  2. Fradley macrumors newbie

    Apr 20, 2015
    Does anyone know how Apple validate your student status?
  3. Joe Rossignol Editor

    Joe Rossignol

    Staff Member

    May 12, 2012
    UNiDAYS in some countries, including the UK.
  4. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

    Oct 13, 2008
  5. smacrumon, Feb 9, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2017

    smacrumon macrumors 68030


    Jan 15, 2016
    That price should be $99. Now that would be a story worth talking about.

    Fast forward to 29m 35s:
  6. SoApple macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2012
    Im just glad this isnt subscribtion based lol.
  7. naeS1Sean macrumors 6502a


    Oct 14, 2011
    Scranton, PA
    I'm shocked it isn't like what Adobe does...
  8. MichaelQ macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2007
    Does anyone know if this is a limited time deal or an ongoing offer for now?
  9. joueboy macrumors 65816

    Jul 3, 2008
    Will these Apple apps will have the same fate as Aperture or like any of their apps? They lowered the price then the development has slowed down. Or they just leave it there but no longer their main focus of developement. Like iWorks it's there but an occasional improvement whenever they remember. Eventually it's a free but we cannot complain because it's FREE. If you look how Macs prices are going up could this be a throw away apps in the future to entice people to join Apple. :rolleyes:
  10. Classic160 macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2016
    Great White North
    If I'm not mistaken, there was a time when discounted software for educational users was not eligible for eventual updates. Is that still the case?
  11. triton100, Feb 9, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2017

    triton100 macrumors 6502

    Dec 15, 2010
    I believe the business model is to hook people in with the software which embeds them into the Apple ecosystem leading to increased sales of higher revenue hardware.

    If they don't keep developing the software people won't buy the hardware. Text applications like iWork's aren't comparable in sophistication to music software like logic.

    They won't abandon logic or fcpx as Apple are heavily invested in the entertainment world. It's good kudos to be associated with the film and music industry softwarewise. As it increases brand awareness.

    Logic is industry standard. In many recording studios. They just released an update that was so feature packed. It's an insane piece of software.

    You hook kids in with cut down price mac only software, you have them locked into the Apple brand by the time they become adults. They could even give the software for free and it would still make great business. sense.
  12. HobeSoundDarryl, Feb 9, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2017

    HobeSoundDarryl macrumors 604


    Feb 8, 2004
    Hobe Sound, FL (20 miles north of Palm Beach)
    Anyone who follows what I contribute around here knows that I'm neither fan nor troll- I just call it as I see it. I can be very positive or very negative about Apple based on the decisions they make and how I see them. I'm usually somewhere in the middle and most appreciate other contributors who also show some objectivity instead of the extremists who always gush praise or rant hate for all things Apple no matter what.

    That said, IMO, this is a freakin' bargain for any Mac people that need very good tools with deluxe capabilities. I have some of these and paid much more than this price for them (and don't feel cheated based on how much value I've long since got out of them).

    I use FCPX the most and think it is easily worth well more than this bundle price all by itself. It's like the terrific iMovie 06, all grown up with everything that was missing, plus faster & better.

    If someone is relatively serious about video or music and has the student credentials & $200 bucks, don't even blink. Get it while you can. How often do we get to comment about Apple and "bargain" at the same time (and not be intoxicated on the kool aid)? That's what this is: the very, very rare, REAL Apple bargain.

    Still aggravated about the headphone jack for proprietary jack decision, still frustrated about the lack of 4K on :apple:TV4, still disappointed at the Pages 09 page layout deprecation for Pages iOS compatibility, and "thinner" vs. ejecting common-use ports, dongle-mania, etc. So no, I'm not Tim or any of the Exec crew. But wow, this is a real Apple deal for anyone that needs these kinds of tools.
  13. Miguel Cunha, Feb 9, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2017

    Miguel Cunha macrumors 6502

    Miguel Cunha

    Sep 14, 2012
    Braga, Portugal
    Apple's Educational Bundle is also available in Portugal.ção?fnode=9c
    --- Post Merged, Feb 9, 2017 ---
    I disagree.
    The industry standard is Pro Tools.
    --- Post Merged, Feb 9, 2017 ---
    No payed software that I know of is eligible for upgrades (major versions - 1x.x to 2.x.x), only updates (1.2.x to 1.3.x) and maintenance patches/bug fixes (1.3.4 to 1.3.5), educational or not. There are other schemes, like yearly software support (every upgrade/update within that time period) and of course subscriptions, independent of the type of licensing - commercial, or educational.
  14. triton100 macrumors 6502

    Dec 15, 2010
    Depends which industry. Film and TV is pro tools. Music is more logic nowadays
  15. AppleInLVX macrumors 65816


    Jan 12, 2010
    Just bought it from the Canadian store... didn't even ask me for proof that I was a student. I've been hedging on this for friggin' YEARS. Finally pulled the trigger and can move away from GarageBand to something way nicer.
  16. joy.757 macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2014
    Nice. But not available in India as far as I can tell. But that isn't really surprising considering that there are no stores, etc here.
  17. JamonBull macrumors regular


    Dec 14, 2009
    Awesome. Pulled the trigger on this deal as soon as I saw it go live. Incredible value. Still waiting on DL codes about 12 hours later so I called Apple support and they said the codes are likely to be sent out on Monday. Kinda sucks as I wanted to use the apps ASAP. Oh well. SO happy with the price! Just hope the apps get updated like their full priced counterparts purchased through the Mac App Store.
  18. AppleInLVX macrumors 65816


    Jan 12, 2010
    Yeah, same here, although I didn't call anyone. At least now I know what Apple had to say. Thanks for sharing. I don't really understand why they need the 1-3 day delay for software that's delivered online. Meh.
  19. Fireball Dragon macrumors 6502a

    Fireball Dragon

    Nov 26, 2012
    Chigwell, England
    Ordered yesterday and my package has 'shipped' on my order page. Still no email yet. I still have a week or so left on my FCPX trial, so no rush!
  20. Classic160 macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2016
    Great White North
    Can I pay for this bundle with my iTunes $ balance?
  21. arkmannj macrumors 65832


    Oct 1, 2003
    Does this also apply to educators (teachers/instructors) or just students?
  22. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68030

    PBG4 Dude

    Jul 6, 2007
    Staff are eligible for this offer.
  23. kissmo macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2011
    Budapest, Hungary
    Maybe they do some checks...
    Either way, I have ordered mine, though I am not student and I plan to use it for academic purposes - it's actually Final Cut and Motion that are the interest to me.
    It is way to pricey for me but I bought it... :-D I hope they deliver it on time and they don't say I am not eligible...
  24. Tazoawake2016, Feb 10, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2017

    Tazoawake2016 macrumors member


    Apr 13, 2016
    Deep Space 9
  25. kriista1234 macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2008
    Anyone else getting an error when trying to follow the UK bundle link?

    Also, does anyone know how this works if you've previously purchased some of the apps? I already have a full license to FCPX, but want to buy Logic, so I want to know if I can apply some of what I've purchased that way, or if I can only buy the 'missing' licenses.

    This is the error I get:
    Unable to enter the requested store.

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