Bonus Apple AirPods When You Purchase Mac or an iPad for University @ Apple Education Store


Receive free Apple AirPods when purchasing the following products

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)

Credits to Daabido @ OzBargain

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  • C + P from my post at Geekzone

    Full Terms & Conditions
    Promotion Period: 7 January - 16 March 2021
    Locations: The Apple website for Education and 0800-692-7753
    Qualified Purchasers: A full/part-time student 18 or over with a current student union card or student identification card and studying at an accredited New Zealand university or other Apple-approved institution; or a lecturer or staff member at an accredited New Zealand university; or a teacher or lecturer working at an Apple-approved and registered education establishment within New Zealand.

    Below are the eligible products and starting education price (could be wrong. I did this myself)

    iMac Starting price iPad Starting price
    iMacBook Air (M1, 2020) $1599 iPad Air (4th generation) $919
    16-inch MacBook Pro $3939 11-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation) $1399
    21.5-inch iMac $1769 12.9-inch iPad Pro (4th generation) 1669
    21-inch iMac (Retina 4K) $2109 - -
    27.5-inch iMac (Retina 5K) $3029 - -
    iMac Pro $7819 - -
    13-inch MacBook Pro (Four Thunderbolt 3 ports, 2020) $3119 - -
    MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020) $2119 - -

    And as Daabido said: "the Mac or iPad will be discounted by $249 (~NZ$279) and the AirPods invoiced at full price"

    Re: ID verification; "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" frkino @ OzBargain

  • Last time I bought a apple pencil gen 2 on education store no verification needed. But that was like a year ago. Is it still the same no need for verification of I want a macbook?

    • Give it a go… Worst they can do is cancel your order.

        • I bought a macbook air start of December - off topic: M1 chip is awesome - and no educational verification was required. Now I met the requirements but I was shocked that they asked for no proof considering it's a good discount (now better with the bonus airpods).

          • @relishpuke: Apple's education store goes through Unidays, and it's Unidays who check for education credentials. Basically you login to your Uni via Unidays, and manually specify how long you'll be studying there.

  • Any idea when this offer will end?

  • Bought one, let's see

  • Anyone else still waiting in processing? I have been charged a pending holding amount of $279 (only the AirPods cost) which seems quite odd.

    • I have had exactly the same thing happen. Ordered iPad air 4. Initially had a hold of $0 on credit card then today a charge of $279 went through. Now just received my shipping confirmation of airpods. Says delivery of iPad is early Feb. I am thinking I will get changed the difference between airpods cost and total price when iPad is dispatched?

  • Should I buy MB air now or wait for the next M1X chip?

    • No point waiting around IMO. These are incredibly fast and efficient machines, and are bounds ahead of similar devices or past Intel MacBooks.

      Honestly seems like great value at $1569 or even as low as $1369 if you manage to sell the AirPods!

  • fyi, just got charged the right amount -$270 for the AirPods and it’s now saying “Preparing to Ship”, so hopefully arriving soon.