Apple’s ‘Back to School’ programme offers free AirPods with Mac purchases and a complimentary Pencil with iPads

Just pay for Mac and iPads!

Apple has launched its "Back to School" programme, offering free AirPods with Mac laptops and free Pencils with iPads. Additionally, the Cupertino giant is providing up to 20% off on AppleCare+ plans. These deals are available now on the Apple Education Store and will run until September 30. Apple is also introducing new bookable sessions at Apple Stores to help students select the perfect Mac laptop based on their preferences, usage, and needs. Read on for details on various offers.

During the promotional period, students who purchase select Mac devices can receive AirPods (third generation) with a Lightning Charging case for free. Alternatively, they can choose other AirPods models at a discounted price. 

The AirPods (3rd generation) with a MagSafe Charging Case, normally priced at ₹20,900, are available for ₹1,000 when bundled with a Mac. The AirPods Pro (2nd generation) with a MagSafe Charging Case (USB-C), usually ₹24,900, are offered at ₹5,000 with a Mac purchase. The AirPods Max, typically costing ₹59,900, are discounted to ₹40,000 with a Mac. These offers apply to the following Mac models – MacBook Air with M2, MacBook Air with M3, MacBook Pro 14-inch with M3, MacBook Pro 16-inch with M3, iMac with M3, and Mac mini with M2.

Students purchasing select iPad models can receive the new Apple Pencil Pro or the Apple Pencil with USB-C at no extra cost. Eligible iPad models include the iPad Pro 13-inch (M4), iPad Pro 11-inch (M4), iPad Air 13-inch (M2), and iPad Air 11-inch (M2).

Additionally, Apple is introducing new bookable sessions at its stores to assist students in selecting the right Mac laptop based on their personal college experience. These sessions will help students customise features to suit their needs and explore budget-friendly options. Online, Apple has revamped its education section to simplify access to services such as upgrading and trade-in, migrating to Mac or iOS, personalised shopping support, and more.