Apple’s Back to School 2017 promo offers free Beats headphones for students who buy a Mac or iPad Pro

“It might seem like summer has just begun, but Apple is already thinking of the fall,” Michael Simon reports for Macworld. “And nothing says September like a back-to-school promotion.”

“This year, lucky students starting the school year off with a new Mac or iPad can score a pair of shiny new Bluetooth headphones in any color they’d like,” Simon reports. “The promotion is essentially the same as last year’s with one notable exception: The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are excluded.”

Simon reports, “Savings come off at the point of sale and don’t require a mail-in rebate like previous years.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Here are the details:

Apple Back-to-School Mac details

Apple Back-to-School iPad details

QUALIFIED PURCHASERS: Those eligible for this promotion include faculty, staff, students, and parents as follows (each a “Qualified Purchaser”):

K-12 – Any employee of a public or private K-12 institution in the Qualified Country is eligible, including homeschool teachers. In addition, school board members who are currently serving as elected or appointed members are eligible. PTA or PTO executives currently serving as elected or appointed officers are eligible.

Higher Education – Faculty and staff of Higher Education institutions in the Qualified Country and students attending or accepted into a Higher Education institution in the United States are eligible to purchase. Purchases from the Apple Store for Education Individuals are not for institutional purchase or resale.

Higher Education Parents – Parents purchasing on behalf of their child, who is a student currently attending or accepted into a public or private Higher Education institution in the Qualified Country, are eligible to purchase.


  1. Just in case you thought buying or receiving “free” Beats 3 series phones or bids from Apple is a good idea, take a look at Amazon. The $200 Powerbeats3 are selling for LESS than the $150 beatsX. (Henry Ford versions – all black).

    Beats Solo3 ear muffs are made of cheap foam covered with “scotch tape thin” vinyl. The vinyl cover will start to slip off every time you use it after a month. Krap

  2. What?!? Apple charging over-the-top dollars for inferior products? Can’t be true!!!

    (And if you believe that, I’ve got some well-priced swampland in Florida to sell you.)

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