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Buy a Mac or an iPad for Uni and Get Bonus AirPods 2 (Or Upgrade to Airpods Pro for $150) @ Apple Education Store

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It was Beats last year; this year it's AirPods with selected Macs and iPads.

Save $249 when you buy a qualifying Mac or iPad. Not all Macs and iPads are included. You can even upgrade to higher priced AirPods by paying the difference.

Just like last year, the Mac or iPad will be discounted by $249 and the AirPods invoiced at full price. This is to get around not classifying the AirPods as a gift.

Not as good as the Beats last year, but this is what the UK, Canada, and the US have had this year.

Who is eligible?
A full-time or part-time student aged 18 or over with a current student union card or student identification card and studying at an accredited Australian university or other Apple-approved institution
A lecturer or staff member at an accredited Australian university; or
A teacher or lecturer working at an Apple-approved and registered education establishment within Australia.

You probably won't be asked to prove your eligibility.

Eligible Macs
MacBook Air (M1, 2020),
16-inch MacBook Pro,
21.5-inch iMac,
21-inch iMac (Retina 4K),
27.5-inch iMac (Retina 5K),
iMac Pro,
13-inch MacBook Pro (Four Thunderbolt 3 ports, 2020),
MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020)

Eligible iPads
iPad Air (4th generation),
11-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation),
12.9-inch iPad Pro (4th generation)

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    • +22 votes

      Patience my young padawan. Read my first sentence.

        • +33 votes

          Not at 1am.

  • -3 votes

    is it possible to refund the AirPods after?

    • +2 votes

      just eat one

    • +1 vote

      No

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      Sell on eBay.

      • +7 votes

        They’re not worth 249 or even close.

        • +1 vote

          You're right. You'll clear $100-$150 after fees / postage on eBay for brand new.

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    How long is this deal available for?

    • +1 vote

      According to the post expiry (see above) 16th March 2021

      • +1 vote

        And that’s about time when new stuff kick in

  • +1 vote

    Terms and Conditions for the curious folks.

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      "If an Eligible Product is returned, or is exchanged for an ineligible product, the Promotion Product must also be returned in its original packaging or the Promotion Savings will be deducted from the amount of the return or exchange, as applicable, and any remaining difference will be charged to the Qualified Purchaser."

      So if I could just double check - I can try both the airpods AND the iPad and return both if I don't like it within 14 days for a full refund, correct?

      Thanks

  • +12 votes

    Almost 10% discount on Macbook Air M1 + free Airpods. Good deal for those who need it.

    • +1 vote

      how does it compare wth others for a light daily use, not even gaming?

  • +7 votes

    Shame the new Mac mini isn’t eligible for the promotion :(

    • -3 votes

      You weren't gonna buy ut anyway 😂

      • +3 votes

        Already bought it.

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    Think you’ll get student ID’d doing an in store pickup?

    • +1 vote

      if you are worried about this, just get it delivered to your door … I just ordered the iPad Pro and collect in store tomorrow …

      • +1 vote

        I have one day left to return my MacBook Air so would be returning instore and then turning around and buying other one with the AirPods lol

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      I didn't about a week ago.

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      Bought one MBP in edu price back in 2018. When I headed to pick it up I asked a staff if I need to show my stu id and he said NO, IT’S A COURTESY OF APPLE.

      Not gonna tell which store it was but it’s true that they rarely care. Only random checks.

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    Hey guys, does Apple do this starting school promotion every year?

    • +2 votes

      Yes a school promotion but the gift varies (last years was Beats Headphones)

      • +2 votes

        Way nicer than this year!

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        what model was the beats headphone?

        are they worth more than these airpods?

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          Not sure you can probably assess "worth/value" for apple products especially how they work with their ecosystem.

          The gift were free Beats Wireless Studio 3 (about 450) or Solo 3 (about 350) but they probably not "worth" as much as airpods in the second hand market. Also they were headphones so might not suit everyone.

          • +1 vote

            @kingmw: I just checked. Even used the Beats WS3 are worth about as much a new in box Airpods. Definitely a better deal last year. Better machines this year though.

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    Bought an iPad Air from JB HIFI about 2 weeks ago, should I go back and ask for a deal match with apple edu store or will they refuse it ?

    • +2 votes

      no way

    • +1 vote

      If it's not opened, wouldn't hurt to try.

    • -1 vote

      Could always buy from Apple with this deal then return the new unopened iPad to JB with your JB receipt.

      • +3 votes

        Check to ensure the serial number isn’t also on the receipt. I had a look at mine for a MacBook I bought from JB last year and it wasn’t. However, Apple do put serials on their receipts so if you have a warranty claim later it could present a problem if they don’t match. Just something to be aware of ahead of time.

        • +2 votes

          Firstly, stores do record serial numbers in their system even if they are not shown on receipts (my apple invoice does not show serial number).
          Secondly, as chazznozz said, warranty issue as Apple can see it's not the one they sold on the receipt.
          Thirdly, it could be considered fraud.

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      You can try to return it but JB is definitely NOT going to 1) pricematch the education store and 2) Give you free airpods or discounted ones.

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        Officeworks does price match but I would say YMMV. Probably cuz they weren’t aware that it’s edu store at the time I bought the Apple pencil.

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          Officeworks does not price match education store deals/ deals that are exclusively available to students or people in the education sector.

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            @Aelgoof: I did it successfully last time so just give it a try.

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        JB does pricematch the Apple education price but but not the free AirPods

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        If it is unopened and within their return period, then there is a chance they will agree to price match the bundle. See my comment here: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/596435?page=1#comment-9918... Slightly different scenario though, since in my case I haven't picked up the item yet.

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        I returned my air4 in jb today, I bought it on 24 dec.

  • +8 votes

    Am I eligible as a school janitor? Or should I claim to be a student of the school of hard knocks?

  • +1 vote

    Great deal OP. Will give it a try later and hopefully I could get a decent price for the old iPad too.

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    How do they check your student ID if you have it delivered ?

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      They don’t. My M1 air was delivered the other day.

    • +5 votes

      If Apple decides to verify your student status, Apple will email you a request to submit a copy of your valid student ID before they ship your purchase out, the request will give you a deadline and the order will be cancelled if not responded in time or return a successful verification

      Source: I have been asked before

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        This
        Have had it happen multiple times over the years

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    what do you need to provide or have proof for education discount?

    • +2 votes

      Show your student ID if you're purchasing in-store; or
      if purchase online, email a copy of your student ID, it must match your name, show your education institution and [expiry/valid till date] to be deemed acceptable

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        My uni ID doesn’t have an expiry date…

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      Nothing in this case - Student ID details are not asked for when ordering online and it wasn’t asked for when I picked up my iPad Air and Airphone Pro’s at an Apple store today

  • +1 vote

    As a windows user

    Is macos that hard to adapt?

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      Similar to MacOS on the iPad?

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        It's iOS on iPad

        • +2 votes

          It's iPadOS on iPad

    • +2 votes

      No. If you can get used to pressing the ‘CMD’ button instead if the ‘CTRL’ button for shortcuts then it’s basically just a matter of getting to know a few different names for key settings.

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        And even then, you can swap it in settings.

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        And get used to scrolling your mouse/track pad the opposite direction to Windows (scroll bars) ;-)

    • +1 vote

      Not really and you would get used to it.

      One benefit of MacOS for me coming from windows was that it made me use way more keyboard shortcuts (close windows, close tabs etc) and touchpad gestures than before.

    • +2 votes

      Try it out. Buy directly from Apple and they have a 14 day money back guarantee. If you decide to return, you just go on the website and someone will come collect it from you (keep the original packaging). Or do it next year in mid November and they have an extended return policy until January. Someone here said they called up this morning and were able to get the Airpods instead of returning the laptop they've had since November.

    • +1 vote

      The OS itself: no. It is pretty robust.

      But you’ll want to get used to totally new apps for everything you do. Lots of apps don’t exist on both platforms. Even those with official MacOS versions (eg Microsoft Office) have pretty poor feature parity - so you’ll be using them fine until you need that one tool that’s “missing.”

      For the first few months you might find your top google search is “MacOS alternative to”…

      • +1 vote

        Microsoft Office is much better than it used to be, but you are right about missing features. I've run into a couple over the years that were extremely annoying. One was exporting a Powerpoint to MP4 with audio. The Windows version could do it; no such luck with the Mac version (although it was added in about a year later when I didn't need it). Another one was with Teams. Apparently Excel is problematic too, something about visual basic.

        Overall I find the advantages outweigh the negatives by a large margin, but you might find differently. I always felt like I was fighting Windows, or working for the machine and I have used almost all Windows versions from 2 to 10 and the NT line too. Everyone is different and my experience does not invalidate yours. But if you are thinking of switching, the 14 day return policy is a good place to start.

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          I like MacOS, have had a Mac for more than a decade, but the feature parity simply neeeever catches up. To use office as an example again, there are whole components that simply don’t even have a MacOS version: MS Project being one I needed.

          Anyway I don’t mean to rehash what I already said, but just wanted to add: the only way to truly overcome the issues is to dual boot or virtualise windows. Best of both worlds - and practically essential.

          If someone out there uses a Mac without a Windows licence - well done, you’re a rare breed.

          Unfortunately the M1 makes that a difficulty I could not recommend to a novice Windows switcher.

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            @haemolysis: People who don’t need windows are not that rare. Students use cloud apps nowadays instead of MS apps especially for group work. I used windows for a specific specialised program and for proctorU during exam time but I recognise there is literally no one else in my faculty who would do the same.

  • +1 vote

    does anyone know if this is airpods 1st gen?

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      Would be pretty stingy if this was the case - gen 2 were released March 20, 2019

    • +3 votes

      I don't think Apple make or sell 1st gen airpods anymore.

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      All std air pods are 2nd Gen now, unless you order the updated Pro version, this is probably the first version

  • +1 vote

    Since the laptop/ipad is discounted by $249, can I buy the airpods pro after the discount is applied instead?

    • +7 votes

      You can upgrade to the Pro during checkout.

  • +1 vote

    What about a big Mac?

    • +1 vote

      What about a big Mac?

      Yes, 27.5in iMacs are included.

    • +6 votes

      You need to got to McDonalds for that.

    • +7 votes

      Not to be confused with a big Jack

      • +2 votes

        The superior burger, because the burgers are better there

  • +1 vote

    Good deal - it seems to discount $249 for the Airpod Pro making it around $150.00 . However, I did not go through with the purchase.

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    Just bought a MacBook and an iPad opened. If it’s not meant to be I guess it’s not meant to be

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      From apple store?

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      Update: yes from Apple store via student portal. Upon contacting Apple, this is their reply:

      I’m happy to do all I can to assist you so you’ll know exactly what the process is. Since my team is trained to assist with Apple Media purchases, it would be best for you to chat with our retail team. Is that okay? https://www.apple.com/shop Choose "Chat with a Specialist"

      • +3 votes

        I believe you can return the MacBook and iPad without any questions asked if you bought it direct from Apple within 14 days.

  • +1 vote

    I LITERALLY BOUGHT A MACBOOK AIR TWO DAYS AGO
    HOW CAN I GRT YHIS
    OMG