Students get discounts on Mac, have to pay more for Apple Music

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Apple usually offers bundle deals on some of its products every summer for students and teachers, and just in time, this year’s promotion is now available. However, it is not all good news for students.

Apple has officially launched its ‘Back to School’ promotion in the United States and Canada, which is available to “current and newly accepted college students and their parents, as well as faculty, staff, and homeschool teachers of all ages.” levels”.

Discounts are available for the M1 MacBook Air ($899), all MacBook Pro models (starting at $1,199), M1 iMac (starting at $1,249), iPad Air (starting at $549), and M1 iPad Pro (starting at $749). . That’s $100 off regular retail prices for Mac computers and $50 off for iPads. Apple is also offering AppleCare+ protection at a 20% discount. Finally, the company will offer a $150 Apple gift card with a discounted Mac, or a $100 gift card for a discounted iPad Pro or Air.

The price cuts are similar (if not identical) to the student discounts available throughout the year, so the cheaper AppleCare+ and gift cards are the key factors here. Gift cards can be useful for iCloud storage, buying other devices and accessories, or just renting a movie every now and then when you need a break from those research papers.

However, it is not all good news for students. 9to5Mac reports that the Apple Music Student Plan just went up in price in the US, UK, and Canada. The monthly cost went from $4.99 to $5.99/month in the US and Canada, and from £4.99 to £5.99/month in the UK. The student plan is a regular subscription to Apple Music, but it is sold at a reduced price for enrolled students; regular price is $9.99/month in the US.

Source: MacRumors, 9to5Mac