Apple back to school sale live: $100 off iPads and MacBooks plus $150 gift cards – TechRadar

Apple has just launched its official back to school sale this week with a group of promotions (opens in new tab) aimed at not just offering savings for students, but gift cards of up to $150 in value.

Those on the hunt for a new laptop can look forward to a flat $100 across all MacBooks right now – including the latest MacBook Pro (opens in new tab) and MacBook Air (opens in new tab) models – as well as a $150 gift card. All models are currently available aside from the latest M2 Air model, which is due to be up for pre-order on July 8th. Overall, this is an excellent opportunity for students to bag a nice little discount on a quality ultrabook as well as enough free store credit for a pair of AirPods.

If you’re more interested in tablets, then you’ll find $50 discounts available on the latest iPad Air M1 (opens in new tab) and iPad Pro M1 (opens in new tab) alongside a free $100 gift card to spend on store. The savings aren’t quite as good as those being offered on the MacBooks here but the free store credit is a nice little extra. It’s enough to help offset the cost of a new Apple Watch or pair of AirPods if you want to bundle some in, for example.

Note, as with previous Apple Education Store promotions, this back to school sale is only eligible for students, parents of newly accepted students, and faculty staff of all grades. To get your hands on these savings, you’ll need a valid .edu email address from a participating college or school, or a valid student ID. 

If you’re not an active student or teacher then you’ll likely be ineligible for these discounts, unfortunately. On the bright side, Amazon Prime Day is just around the corner now and likely to offer plenty of discounts on Apple products. If you’re interested, check in with our ongoing Amazon Prime Day coverage.

Outside the US? Check out the best Apple deals in your region just below.

Apple back to school sale now live


If you want to check out our thoughts on the latest MacBook model, head on over to our main Apple MacBook Air M2 pre-orders page. If you’re not a student, we’d also recommend checking out our main iPad deals and MacBook deals pages for the best prices in your region. 

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