Apple Launches Annual ‘Back to School’ Promotion in Japan, Offers Free Gift Cards With Select Macs, iPad Pros

Apple has launched its annual Back to School promotion in Japan this week, according to Japanese blog Mac Otakara.


While the promotion typically offers free Beats headphones in the United States and Europe, the Japanese edition offers students free Apple Store gift cards valued up to ¥18,000 or roughly $165 with the purchase of select Mac and iPad Pro models.

Apple is also offering qualifying students 20 percent off AppleCare+ coverage for select Mac and iPad Pro models.

The promotion runs February 6 through April 3.


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Apple Launches ‘Back to University’ Promo in Australia, New Zealand, and Brazil Offering Free Beats With Mac or iPad Pro Purchase

Apple today launched its annual Back to University promotion in Australia,New Zealand, and Brazil, offering students and teachers a free pair of Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones or Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones with the purchase of a Mac or an iPad Pro.

With the purchase of an eligible Mac, which includes the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, MacBook, Mac Pro, and iMac Pro, students can get a free set of Beats Solo3 headphones, or Powerbeats3 headphones. Studio3 headphones are also available at a discounted price of NZ$40.00 in New Zealand, A$50.00 in Australia, and R$ 350,00 in Brazil.


With the purchase of a 2018 iPad Pro, Apple is providing a free set of Powerbeats3 earphones. Beats Solo3 headphones are available at a discounted price of A$140.00, NZ$160.00, or R$ 700,00, while Beats Studio3 headphones are available at a discounted price of A$190.00, NZ$200.00, or R$ 1.050,00.

The promotion includes Apple's newest "Pop" PowerBeats3 and "Skyline" Studio3 lines.

Both the Macs and the iPad Pro models are available at a discounted educational price when purchasing through the Australia, New Zealand, and Brazil educational stores, with discounts of up to A$290, NZ$340, or R$1.760,00 on qualifying Macs. The education stores also offer AppleCare+ protection plans at a 20 percent discount.

For further discounts, as pointed out by 9to5Mac Apple is promoting its trade-in program, which allows older devices to be traded in for credit towards new devices. Apple has been heavily promoting trade-in options as of late, especially for the most recent iPhone lineup.

To get the free or discounted Beats, students simply need to add an eligible Mac or iPad Pro to their carts, where the option to add the headphones will come up automatically.


Discounts are available for current and newly accepted university students, parents buying for students, and teachers and staff at all levels. Sign up and enrollment verification through UNiDays is required.

Educational discounts in Australia, New Zealand, and Brazil will be available for a limited amount of time, both online and at Apple retail stores in Australia and Brazil. The promotion is set to end on March 15, 2019, with terms and conditions available in PDF form here: Australia, New Zealand, and Brazil.

Apple's back to university promotion in Australia and New Zealand is the same as the Back to School promotion that Apple launched in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and several European countries back in July.

Update: The Back to University promotion is also available in South Korea.


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PSA: Apple’s 2018 Back to School Promotion is Live in Europe Today

Apple today launched its annual Back to School promotion in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and unlike the multi-week delay in past years, the 2018 edition has also gone live simultaneously in many European and Asian countries.


Participating countries in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East include Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates.

For a limited time, qualifying higher-education students, parents purchasing on behalf of higher-education students, and faculty and staff at both higher-education and K-12 institutions can receive a free or discounted pair of Beats headphones with the purchase of an eligible Mac or iPad Pro.

Apple is offering the choice of free BeatsX, Solo3 Wireless, or Powerbeats3 Wireless headphones with the purchase of any new MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, iMac Pro, or Mac Pro. As usual, the Mac mini is excluded.

Apple is also offering free BeatsX or Powerbeats3 Wireless with the purchase of any new 10.5-inch or 12.9-inch iPad Pro, with the option to pay an extra amount that varies by country for Solo3 Wireless headphones. Like last year, Apple's sixth-generation iPad and iPad mini 4 models do not qualify for the offer.

The promotion runs until September 25 or October 2 of 2018 depending on the country, and is available through Apple's online store, retail stores, and authorized campus stores. Read the terms and conditions — UK version linked — for more details.


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Apple Launches 2018 Back to School Promotion: Free Beats With Select Mac or iPad Pro Models

Apple today launched its annual Back to School promotion in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and several other countries.


For a limited time, qualifying higher-education students, parents purchasing on behalf of higher-education students, and faculty and staff at both higher-education and K-12 institutions can receive a free or discounted pair of Beats headphones with the purchase of an eligible Mac or iPad Pro.

Apple is offering the choice of free BeatsX, Solo3 Wireless, or Powerbeats3 Wireless headphones with the purchase of any new MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, iMac Pro, or Mac Pro. As usual, the Mac mini is excluded.

Apple is also offering free BeatsX or Powerbeats3 Wireless with the purchase of any new 10.5-inch or 12.9-inch iPad Pro, with the option to pay $100 extra for Solo3 Wireless headphones. Like last year, Apple's sixth-generation iPad and iPad mini 4 models do not qualify for the offer.

The promotion is available through Apple's online store, retail stores, and authorized campus stores, or by calling 1-800-MY-APPLE.


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Apple Launches ‘Back to University’ Promo in Australia/New Zealand: Free Beats With Mac or iPad Pro

Apple today launched its annual Back to University promotion in Australia and New Zealand, offering the choice of a free pair of Beats Solo3, BeatsX, or Powerbeats3 headphones to qualifying students, teachers, lecturers, and educational staff members who purchase an eligible Mac for a limited time.


Eligible models include any MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, iMac Pro, or Mac Pro, including custom configurations. As usual, the Mac mini and refurbished Macs are excluded from the promotion.

The promotion also offers free BeatsX wireless headphones with the purchase of any 10.5-inch or 12.9-inch iPad Pro, or students can pay AU$59/NZ$70 extra for Powerbeats3 Wireless or AU$200/NZ$230 extra for Solo3 Wireless headphones. Apple's lower-cost 9.7-inch iPad and iPad mini 4 models do not qualify.


The promotion is available at Apple's retail stores in Australia, and through Apple's online store in both countries, and is in addition to Apple's regular educational discount. Alternatively, customers can call 133-622 in Australia or 0800-692-7753 in New Zealand to take advantage of the deal by phone.

Apple's Back to University promotion starts today and ends March 15, 2018 in Australia and New Zealand. Apple's terms and conditions [AU/NZ] outline the complete eligibility requirements for the promotion in those countries.

In Australia, qualified purchasers are defined as lecturers, teachers, staff members, and full-time or part-time students aged 18 or over, with a current student union card or student identification card, at an accredited Australian university or an other Apple-approved institution within the country.

In New Zealand, qualified purchasers are defined as any employee of a public or private K–12 institution; students, faculty, and staff members of higher education institutions, and parents purchasing on behalf of their children who are attending or accepted into a higher education institution in the country.

As is usually the case, Apple's Back to University promotion in Australia and New Zealand is exactly the same as its Back to School promotion was in the United States, Canada, and across Europe last year.

Not a student or looking for even better deals? Visit our Apple Deals roundup for other discounts on Apple products and accessories.


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Students: Last Week to Get Free Beats With Mac or iPad Pro Purchase

If you're a student, it's your last chance to get a free pair of Beats headphones with the purchase of a Mac or iPad Pro this year.


Apple's annual Back to School promotion ends Monday, September 25 in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Singapore.

Apple is offering the choice of a free pair of Beats Solo3, BeatsX, or Powerbeats3 headphones to qualifying students, parents of students, and educators who purchase an eligible Mac, including any new MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, or Mac Pro. Refurbished models are ineligible.

The promotion also offers free BeatsX wireless headphones with the purchase of any new 10.5-inch or 12.9-inch iPad Pro, or students can pay $50 extra for Beats Powerbeats3 or $150 extra for Solo3 wireless headphones. Apple's latest 9.7-inch iPad and iPad mini 4 and refurbished models do not qualify.

The deal is available through Apple's online education store, retail stores, and authorized campus stores, or by calling 1-800-MY-APPLE. Apple's terms and conditions outline full eligibility requirements in each country:

The free Beats are in addition to Apple's education pricing.

The promotion ends Monday, October 2 in participating European countries, including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and the UK.

In certain participating countries, students are required to verify their enrollment or acceptance in a higher education institution in order to qualify for the promotion. Not a student or looking for better deals? Visit our ongoing Apple Deals roundup for other discounts on Apple products and accessories.


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