Last week, Apple introduced education discounts on the iPad Air and Retina iPad Mini, now offering the devices to students at starting prices of $469 and $379, respectively.
Apple has long offered discounts to students on its Mac notebook and desktop computers, with the entry-level Retina MacBook Pro currently being offered at $100 of its starting price. The latest iPad price reduction marks the first time that Apple has offered students a discount on a mobile device.
Reduced education pricing is also available on the 4th-generation iPad with Retina Display and the non-retina iPad Mini, both being offered for significantly less than their updated counterparts.
As usual, several older-generation iPad and iPad Mini models are available on the ‘Refurbished’ section of Apple’s online store. All refurbished iPads include a 1-year warranty, a new battery and outer shell, a new box, and all original documentation and accessories.
Refurbished pricing is available to all customers. Education pricing is available to all students, staff and faculty of k-12 and higher education schools and institutions.
The prices offered on Apple’s online education store are typically equivalent to those found at college and university bookstores, which sell exclusively to students and school employees.