It’s still a ways from back-to-school season, but that’s not stopping Apple from offering students a way to save on some new tech in time for a new semester.
Starting now until September 25, Apple is offering special savings and a free pair of Beats headphones to qualifying purchasers picking up a new Apple device for school use.
On the computer side, customers can save up to $300 on a MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Pro, or Mac Mini. Users looking to upgrade can also trade in their current Mac for up to $1,500 in credit towards a new machine.
According to Apple’s terms, these promotions apply to staff and faculty of K-12 institutions and, of course, students attending college. That said, homeschooling parents or parents making the purchase for their college-bound children are also eligible.
Qualifying purchases can be made at participating brick-and-mortar Apple Stores, Apple’s Online Education Store, authorized campus stores, and Apple’s 1-800-MY-APPLE hotline.
Finally, Apple is also offering college-headed students special $4.99/month pricing on its Apple Music streaming service, complete with a bonus summer-themed playlist.
It seems Apple knows the true value of its student sale lie in the discounted Apple Music subscription and free Beats phones — ask anyone who’s done their share of all-nighters and they’ll testify to the value of a good pair of headphones and better playlist. But hey, a cheaper computer is nice too.