Education Pricing on iPad?

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  1. complexcommunic macrumors regular

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    Does Apple offer education/student pricing for things like the ipad/ipod?
    Sorry if this has been asked before, but I couldn't find it.
     
  2. rtay macrumors regular

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    No they don't. And its not really an educational tool either, so i don't see it happening.
     
  3. CRAZYBUBBA macrumors 65816

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    Any of the ipods or related products (touch/ipad) don't have it.

    Back when I was in college we used to get the edu discount on ipods but they figured out that they sell like hotcakes without the discount and it's all downhill from there.
     
  4. BigOrangeSU macrumors regular

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    At my school they are selling the units for $4.00 cheaper then list price. $495, 595, and 695.
     
  5. CRAZYBUBBA macrumors 65816

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    i think that we used to get a good $20-25. Of course the ipod mini was a current model back then and it sold for $250 or $350 CDN :eek:
     
  6. complexcommunic thread starter macrumors regular

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    Alright, I didn't think so. I'll check my university's tech store, but I really hate dealing with them anyway.
    Thanks.
     
  7. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You can check the Education store online yourself...
     
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    Sorry that I can't find it, but I thought I read something about a $20 discount for educational institutions when purchased in packages of 10 at a time.

    So the 16GB WiFi model would be $479 in package of 10.

    I have not heard anything about an educational discount for individual purchases and don't expect to see one.
     
  10. Nabby macrumors regular

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    This is correct. Both the iPad and Apple Care get a discount for educational purchases from institutions in packs of 10. No individual discount.

    Nabby
     
  11. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks for the info.

    For future reference, do you have a link (URL)?

    TIA.
     
  12. rtay macrumors regular

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    I actually hadn't seen that video yet. That is pretty impressive. But, what about being able to take notes on the side, or being able to access your schools website's downloads. I bet that goes across lots of tablets, but i do want those books haha.
     
  13. Ruahrc macrumors 65816

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    To clarify this statement, the discount only applies to institutional purchases, i.e. the institution is the one doing the buying- presumably for official educational needs. It would not apply to say 10 students who got their money together and ordered a 10-pack of iPads.

    Correct?
     
  14. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    That's correct as I understand it.

    Hopefully, Nabby will provide a link/URL.
     
  15. Ticonderoga macrumors newbie

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    Don't bother about taking notes, at least not notes with symbols and graphs.
    -First, there is yet to be a handwriting-aiming note-taking app.
    -Second, using iAnnotate and SketchBook Pro as substitutes I tried really hard the last few days to take notes, but the screen is simply not designed for precise writing, even with a Pogo stylus. The iPad particularly have difficulty detecting dots.

    So in the specific area of note-taking, a Windows tablet is still better. I serious believe this is why Apple has not been promoting the iPad as an educational device, even when it form factor cries for being a e-textbook.
     

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