Every year, Apple has one of its biggest sales in the months before school starts. This year, you can save big on new MacBook laptops, iMac all-in-one computers, and iPad tablets. Plus, when you buy select models, you can also get a free pair of AirPods or get a huge discount on the new AirPods Pro. Here’s how to find out if you are eligible for Apple’s Back to School Sale, and how you can get a new pair of AirPods for free.
Apple’s Best Back to School Deals
Starting now, you can save up to $200 on a new iMac, iMac Pro, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air. Or you could save up to $100 on a new iPad Pro or iPad Air tablet. All of these deals are currently available on Apple’s Education Store.
To make things easy for you, here are the starting prices for all the devices that are currently on sale on Apple’s Education Store page:
- iMac Pro, starting at $4,599
- MacBook Pro (16-inch), starting at $2,199
- MacBook Pro (13-inch), starting at $1,199
- iMac, starting at $1,049
- MacBook Air, starting at $899
- iPad Pro, starting at $749
- iPad Air, starting at $479
It is important to note that the prices listed above are the baseline costs for each product. The final price will depend on which features and specs you select. For example, if you buy a new MacBook Air with the best processor and the most drive space, you could spend more then $2,000.
If you want to know more about the new MacBook Air and iPad Pro, check out our detailed review here.
In addition to these savings, Apple is also giving away free AirPods with the purchase of any item listed above. Here’s how you can get a free pair of AirPods during Apple’s Back to School Sale now:
How to Get Free AirPods
To get free or discounted AirPods, choose an eligible product from Apple’s Back to School Educational Store. Then select the specs you want and click the Continue button beside the price. Finally, select the AirPods model that you want to add to your order.
Apple is currently offering three promotions with its back to school sale. You can get the 2nd-generation AirPods with a traditional charging case for free, which is a savings of $149. Or you can get the 2nd-generation AirPods with a wireless charging case for $40 instead of the normal price of $199. If you want to upgrade to the new AirPods Pro, you’ll also save $149 off the non-sale price of $249.
If you want to know more about the new AirPods Pro, check out our full review here.
You can take advantage of Apple’s Back to School Sale if you are a current or newly-accepted college student or the parent of a student. Any faculty members, school staff, or homeschool teachers of any grade level are also eligible.
This promo is valid until the end of September 2020 via the online Education Store or at any Apple store location. When you buy online, you will not need to prove that you’re a student or a teacher. If you do purchase in-store, however, you might need to show your ID or other credentials in order to be eligible for this sale.
Other Back to School Offers
In addition to free and discounted AirPods, qualified customers can also enjoy a 20% discount on AppleCare+ for technical support. You can also get a free engraving on your new iPad, Apple Pen, or AirPods case.
All the Back to School deals also come with a one-year subscription to Apple TV+ and three months of Apple Music for free. When the free trial ends for both services, you will enjoy a discounted rate of only $4.99 per month.
If you want to save even more, check out how much you can get for your old devices with Apple’s Trade-In Program.