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Apple’s ‘Back to School’ offer: Students can get free AirPods on buying MacBook or iPad

Customers can buy an eligible Mac or iPad for college or university and get AirPods for a free. Users can also upgrade to AirPods wireless charging for Rs 4,000 or to AirPods Pro for Rs 10,000.

By: Tech Desk | Lucknow |
Updated: July 16, 2021 4:19:15 pm
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Apple is offering students who buy a Mac or iPad, free AirPods under its “Back to School” programme in India. The offer is available on the official Apple online store for India. Apple education offers ensure that students can purchase its products at a discounted price.

Under the new deal, student customers can buy an eligible Mac or iPad for college or university and get AirPods (wired charging version) for free. If one wants to upgrade to AirPods wireless charging, then they will have to pay Rs 4,000. Those who are interested in AirPods Pro will be required to spend Rs 10,000.

The AirPods, AirPods Wireless Charging, and AirPods Pro are originally selling for Rs 14,900, Rs 18,900, and Rs 24,900, respectively.  So, if you have any plans of purchasing an iPad or Mac, now is the good time to buy as you will be getting a pair of AirPods for a much lower price.

The AirPods offer is eligible products like MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Pro, Mac mini, iPad Pro and iPad Air. Apart from free AirPods, students can claim 20 percent off on AppleCare.

The company also has an education discount on Apple Pencil and Keyboard, which is always available for students. One can also subscribe to Apple Music at Rs 49 per month along with a free Apple TV+ subscription, and get Apple Arcade free for three months under the student discount as well.  “These are all evergreen education offers available all year round, that customers can now add to the Higher Education offer,” Apple said.

Do note that the new Back to School discount programme is only available for current and newly accepted college/university students, parents buying for them, and teachers and staff at all levels. One will find the offer for the AirPods on the special education section of Apple Store Online. The company’s official website says that an Apple specialist will verify your eligibility using your university ID or acceptance offer.

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