Apple Rarely Offers Deals, But Students — You're In Luck

As a student, it's easy to yearn for a life beyond the monotony of classes, papers, and tests. Only when you graduate, and hit the realities of life, do you realize that you miss the academic conversations you had at lunch every day or learning new disciplines each semester. Another thing you very quickly miss: the discounts.
There's Madewell and J.Crew, Amazon Prime and Spotify Premium, and one major company that rarely offers savings: Apple. Teachers and students can save hundreds on Apple laptops, tablets, music services, and AppleCare in addition to getting free products with purchases.
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Take it from us, you'll want to buy a new MacBook before you graduate, because once you do, those savings disappear for good.
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Your Laptop

You can save up to $400 on an Apple computer. Each Mac model is discounted, starting with the $849 MacBook Air (normally $999), and followed by the $1,049 iMac (normally $1,299), the $1,249 MacBook (normally $1,299), the $1,249 MacBook Pro (normally $1,299), and the $4,599 iMac Pro (normally $4,999). You can see the full list of discounts here.

You'll also save 20% on AppleCare, giving you protection for three years, and get a free pair of Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones (normally $299.95) for when you need to tune out distractions and get some work done.
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Your Tablet

Apple offers savings and an added perk for anyone looking to buy an iPad Pro. Both the 10.5-inch ($629) and 12.9-inch models ($779) are $20 off their normal price. You can also save $10 on the accompanying Apple Pencil, which is useful when you want to mark-up notes onscreen or edit papers.

AppleCare is available for 20% off, starting at $79 as opposed to $99, so you're protected in case of accidental drops or spills.

As with Macs, your purchase comes with a freebie (if you're buying between July 12 and September 25 in the United States): A pair of Powerbeats 3 wireless earphones (normally $199.95), which are ideal for gym sessions or walking to class.
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Your Music

As a student, you can subscribe to Apple Music for $4.99 per month as opposed to the regular $9.99 per month. Just be sure to select "college student or university student" when signing up (or, change your existing subscription), enter your .edu email address, and select your university's name.
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Apple Pro Apps

Normally, Apple's suite of pro apps — including film editing services like Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5 and music tools such as Logic Pro X, Compressor 4, and MainStage 3 — will run over $600.

Students, however, save big time: You can get all five apps for just $199.99. Yes, that's a deal with savings of over $400.
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Trade In Your Old Tech

If you're looking for an even steeper discount on your new purchase, you can trade in your old tech for a gift card or credit toward your new purchase, even if it's not an Apple product. Apple will take other brands as well. You can get up to $1,000 for your old computer, $525 for a smartphone, or $250 for a tablet. It all depends on the condition and age of the device, but thanks to the Apple GiveBack program, your new MacBook just started sounding a lot more affordable.
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