Apple’s Back To School promotion returns, and look at what students will be getting for free

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Last year, we wrote that Back To School promotions seem to come earlier every year, and that was in July. This year, many students are just barely out of school and Apple is already kicking off its Back To School promotion.

As it did last year, Apple is throwing in free Beats headphones with select purchases. Unlike last year, however, it isn’t limiting the promotion to Macs — the promotion also extends to iPads and iPhones, though what you get will depend on what you’re buying.

Macs included in the promotion are the iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac Pro, all of which are also eligible for education pricing. Any of these will nab students a free pair of Beats Solo2 Wireless headphones, which are available in a wide range of colors and normally retail for $300.

For students buying either an iPad Pro or an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, or iPhone 6s Plus, a pair of Beats Powerbeats2 wireless headphones will be included. Like the Solo2 Wireless, these headphones are available in multiple colors, though the retail price is lower at $200.

Offering up free headphones isn’t the only thing Apple is doing to get students invested in its ecosystem. Last month the company introduced a new option for Apple Music, offering subscriptions to the music streaming for just $5 per month — half the price of a standard subscription. This discounted price is available for up to four years, and the subscriptions don’t need to be continuous, so students can take a break and still have access to the discounted price when they return to their studies.

The promotion kicked off today and will run until September 5, so there is plenty of time to make up your mind on which offer is most enticing. For more details or to get started shopping, see the Apple website.


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