Apple Back to School 2021 offer: Free AirPods with iPad and Mac purchases

Apple has launched its annual Back to School promotion for 2021 in the United States and Canada. Similar to last year’s offer, eligible customers can get a free pair of AirPods with the purchase of a selection of Mac and iPad models.

Note that the tech giant rolls out a similar Back to School offer in other regions like the United Kingdom a few weeks after it rolls out the US campaign.

Apple Back to School 2021 promotion

Apple launches 2021 Back to School promotion

Other than the free AirPods, Apple is offering students the option to buy products at education pricing. This year’s Back to School offer applies to any iMac, Mac mini, Mac Pro MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air. In the iPad lineup, iPad Pro and iPad Air are eligible purchases. Customers can also upgrade their ‌AirPods‌ to include wireless charging for just $40 or upgrade to the AirPods Pro by paying an extra $90.

The Back to School promotion also comes with other discounts for Apple’s services. Qualifying customers can get a 20 percent discount on AppleCare+. In addition to this, users can subscribe to Apple Music and Apple TV+ for a student rate of $4.99.

There are a few conditions for this offer that are mentioned on Apple’s website:

  • This promotional Apple Education Pricing on AppleCare+ is available for eligible products during the promotional period only and cannot be combined with non-promotional Apple Education Pricing. AppleCare+ attached to eligible products outside of the promotional period is not eligible for this promotional rate.Apple Education Pricing. Available to current and newly accepted university students and their parents, as well as teachers and staff at all levels. Quantity limits apply.
  • One trial per person or family. Apple Music Student plan auto-renews monthly at $4.99/mo after free trial. College students only. Verification required. Apple Music Student subscription comes with Apple TV+ free for a limited time; offer may end at any time. Free Apple TV+ access for students ends when you no longer qualify or do not renew your Apple Music Student subscription. Offer does not extend to a Family Sharing group.

This is a great time for students to upgrade their devices for the new school year and get AirPods for free. If you are an Apple Card owner, you can also purchase Apple devices in 6-month and 12-month installments with 0% interest.

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