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Laptops, tablets, and other tech accessories can be essential to scholastic success, which is why students need reliable devices they can count on. Apple products are known for their versatility, power, and craftsmanship. And, as of June 7, educators and students can get select Apple products and services at a discount(opens in a new tab) (plus a bonus Apple gift card for some purchases) thanks to Apple’s back-to-school sale(opens in a new tab). Check out some of our top picks from the sale below:
BEST MACBOOK AIR DEAL: The MacBook Air (M2, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 15.3-inch)(opens in a new tab) is versatile, reliable, and lightweight — $1,199
$1,299(save $100) + $150 Apple gift card
BEST IPAD DEAL: The Apple iPad Air (5th gen, 64GB, 10.9-inch)(opens in a new tab) is a portable, powerful way to take notes, give presentations, and study — $549
$649(save $100) + $100 Apple gift card
BEST MACBOOK PRO DEAL: The MacBook Pro (M2, 8GB, 256SSD, 13-inch)(opens in a new tab) is perfect for students and educators who need a sturdy computer — $1,199
$1,349(save $150) + $150 Apple gift card
BEST MAC DEAL: The iMac (M1, 8GB, 256 GB SSD, 24-inch)(opens in a new tab) includes an M1 chip that improves performance across the board — $1,249
$1,399(save $150) + $150 Apple gift card
BEST APPLECARE DEAL: Save 20% on AppleCare(opens in a new tab) for your device(s) — Price varies depending on the device covered
Apple’s back-to-school sale(opens in a new tab) is the perfect time for students and teachers alike to stock up on the tech gear they need for a successful academic year. Through October 2, you can grab Apple laptops, iPads, desktop computers, and more at discounted prices, plus score bonus Apple gift cards with some purchases.
Please note that qualified purchasers for this promotion include faculty, staff, students, and parents in K-12, higher education, and parents purchasing on behalf of a child in higher education.
Check out some of the best Apple deals as of June 7:
Best MacBook deal
Why we like it
The MacBook Air (M2, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 15.3-inch)(opens in a new tab) is now on sale for $1,199, down from $1,299. This saves you $100, or 7%. You’ll also receive an Apple gift card for $150 with the purchase of the latest MacBook Air model. Apple will also apply an additional discount if you trade in an eligible Apple product.
Fully equipped with an upgraded M2 chip, 8-core CPU,10-core GPU, and 8GB RAM, you’ll able to multitask and work efficiently. With its included 256GB SSD, you can store important documents and software for easy access. Enjoy beautiful graphics thanks to the MacBook Air’s retina display with TrueTone, plus plug into any device you may need with its four USB ports and two Thunderbolt ports. The backlit keyboard will also ensure you can see your keys in multiple lighting conditions. This powerful laptop will certainly help you navigate the demands of college studying or curriculum planning.
Best iPad deal
Why we like it
The Apple iPad Air (5th generation, 64GB, 10.9-inch)(opens in a new tab) is now available for only $549, saving educators and students $100. The deal also includes a $100 Apple gift card and a 20% discount on AppleCare, should you choose to add it.
This particular iPad Air includes WiFi and 64GB of storage. Need to make and receive video calls? The 12MP front and back cameras will ensure you can be seen clearly so you can connect with whoever you’re talking to. It also supports Apple Pencil (1st gen) and the Apple Magic Keyboard for added productivity. Best of all, if you already have an Apple product, you can trade it in for anywhere from $35-$470 depending on the type, model, and condition.
Best MacBook Pro deal
Why we like it
The MacBook Pro (M2, 8GB, 256SSD, 13-inch)(opens in a new tab) is perfect for creative students and educators who need a laptop that can take hours of work on photos, audio, and video at a time. Thanks to the Apple back-to-school sale you can snag this laptop for $1,199 and save $150. Plus, you’ll get a $150 Apple gift card via email within 24 hours of purchase or pickup. Folks with Apple products to trade in can get an additional discount at Apple’s discretion for any eligible products. All other Apple products can be recycled for free.
Featuring 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD, this laptop was made to aid in the necessary multitasking it takes to get things done. Its 13-inch Retina display features True Tone so you can see every necessary detail in photos, videos, and presentations. An Apple M2 chip, 8-core CPU, 10-core GPU, and 16-core neural engine maximize your laptop’s capabilities and improve speed. Enjoy using additional devices thanks to the included four USB ports and two Thunderbolt ports.
Best Mac deal
Why we like it
Desktop lovers with fawn over the iMac (M1, 8GB, 256 GB SSD, 24-inch)(opens in a new tab). On sale for $1,249 thanks to the back-to-school sale, educators and students will get $150 off and an Apple gift card to boot. An Apple M1 chip with an 8-core CPU, four performance cores, four efficiency cores, 16-core neural engine, and 7-core GPU boost speed and performance for maximum productivity. Never miss a detail thanks to the 4.5K retina display on the iMac’s 24-inch monitor.
This purchase also includes the Magic Mouse and Magic Keyboard so you can tackle projects, take notes, and create. Should you need to connect devices you can use any of the four USB ports or two Thunderbolt ports.
If you need to trade in an older piece of Apple gear, you may be able to get an additional discount so you can save more. Ineligible products can still be recycled for free.
Best AppleCare deal
Why we like it
Apple products already include a one-year limited warranty and up to 90 days of support from the time of purchase, but extra caution is always great. AppleCare is known for providing expert service with just one call. Coverage depends on the product you buy, but services and products are now 20% off (opens in a new tab)during Apple’s back-to-school sale and are worth a look.
Definitely check out Apple’s back-to-school sale(opens in a new tab) if you’re a student, teacher, or education faculty member so you can start the new school year on the right foot (and with the right tech).